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Low-Income Idaho Spends On Basics

Idaho residents have among the lowest personal incomes in the nation but spend a higher percentage of their money on basic essentials compared to most others, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Idaho's per-capita consumer spending was $30,190 — just a few dollars higher than the per-capita spending in Utah and Hawaii. Nevada, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi all came in lower. But Idahoans had to spend a much larger percentage of their income than most — just over 43 percent — to cover the basic essentials of food, housing, health care and gasoline or other energy goods/KBSX 91.5. More here.

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