American consumers spent from $30,000 to more than $56,000 in 2016.
A new report from Howmuch.net revealed how consumer spending varies by state. Utah ranked at the bottom-end of states, with Beehive State residents spending between $34,000 to $36,900 per year.
Utah specifically spent $35,100 per capita, which is higher than neighboring Arizona. Utah ranked below neighbors Nevada ($36,200), New Mexico ($35,700) and Texas ($36,500).
Washington, D.C., ($56,843) and Massachusetts ($51,981) topped the list. Much of the Northeast led the way with spending overall, with Connecticut ($46,500), Vermont ($47,600) and New Hampshire ($48,800) ranking highly on the list.
North Dakota ($48,200), Alaska ($49,500) and Hawaii ($45,100) were non-Northeastern states that neared the top of the list.
Surprisingly, New York did not rank within the top five, spending only $46,900 in the last year.
The report said that every expensive state on the list voted for Hillary Clinton, while the least-expensive states voted for President Donald Trump in last year's presidential election.1 comment on this story
“The big takeaway from all this is that no matter where you live, you need a decent amount of money to make ends meet,” the report said.
HowMuch.net used data from the Personal Consumption Expenditures Report, which was published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
A 2012 report from Business Insider ranked Alaska as a state that spent the most amount of money. Idaho, Hawaii, Wyoming and Florida all made up the top five states.
Pennsylvania was the only Northeastern state to crack the top 15 in the Business Insider report.