According to CashNetUSA, Alaska and Hawaii see their high prices offset by relatively high local incomes.

Meanwhile, Alabama and Tennessee suffer the double whammy of being among the six states with the highest Walmart price hikes while also having some of the lowest average incomes in the U.S.

Key Findings »

  • Groceries in Hawaii cost 26.18% more than the national average — the highest disparity in the U.S.
  • West Virginia has the cheapest regular groceries, at 7.70% under the national average.
  • The cheapest vegan groceries are in New Mexico, where they cost 5.03% below the national average.
  • It takes two hours and two minutes of work to afford the average basket of regular groceries in Alabama — the worst local affordability of any state.

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