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Delaware ranks 8th on list of best states to make a living

For wages and cost of living, Delaware cracks the top 10.

Delaware's a great place to earn a living ... but don't take our word for it. (Photo by Tim Kisher, via Wiki Commons)

How does Delaware fare against the other 49 states in the union when it comes to making a living wage? Pretty darn well, it turns out. MoneyRates, as shared by MSN Money, considered the cost of living, average wages and safe workplaces to determine the best (and worst) states to make a living.
Delaware ranked eighth on the list of 50.
Here’s how MoneyRates breaks down what puts Delaware in the number eight spot.

Cost of living index: 103.1
Average wage: $49,520
State tax on average income: $2,361.86
Unemployment rate: 4.5 percent
Workplace illness, injuries and fatalities per 100 workers: 3

Since you’re obviously wondering, here’s their entire top 10 best states to make a living.

10. Utah
9. Ohio
8. Delaware
7. Colorado
6. Michigan
5. Illinois
4. Virginia
3. Wyoming
2. Washington
1. Texas

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