WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State residents were ranked the second lowest spenders after income and cost of living adjustments in a recent survey by finance social network WalletHub.
In order to find the biggest spenders in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 10 weighted metrics:
- Personal expenditures on restaurant or bar food and beverage
- Personal expenditures on gasoline and other energy
- Personal expenditures on housing
- Personal expenditures on health care
- All other personal expenditures
- Auto & Credit Card Debt
- Annual Consumer Savings Account Averages
- Number of Cars per Household
- Percentage of the Population Spending More than They Make
New York ranked 50th, just ahead of Washington, D.C.
The Empire State ranked 50th out of 51 in Gas expenditure and number of cars per household. It also ranked 49th in food and beverage expenditure.
Neighboring Connecticut was ranked 46th overall.
The five biggest spenders in the nation were Mississippi, Idaho, New Mexico, Alabama and Utah, in that order.
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