The 10 US states where inflation is causing the most stress

The 10 US states where inflation is causing the most stress

Because inflation rates and food price increases change by state in the US, economic pressure and stress is also felt differently by region of the country.

After inflation has been rising to historic levels in the United States in recent months, with prices increasing 13.3% between January 2021 and July 2022, many people have suffered constant anguish in keeping up with their expenses and needs.

Last October, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) gave a slight relief to consumers by standing at 7.7% in its annual measurement; however, there are still many basic products and services whose prices remain outside the budget of Americans.

A recent survey by the US Census Bureau found that 46.9% of American adults found inflation to be “very stressful” in the past two months, and another 27.5% found it to be “moderately stressful.”

Because inflation rates and other economic conditions vary across the country and in some states, Americans are much more likely to feel the pressure differently based on where they live.

Using data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, 24/7 Wall St. identified the states where inflation is causing the most stress.

10 states with the highest stress levels due to inflation

1.- Arkansas

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 57.9%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +14.8% (+$570 in average monthly household spending)
Median family income in 2021: $52,528

2. West Virginia

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 56.4%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +13.9% (+$569 in average monthly household spending)
Median household income in 2021: $51,248

3.- Oklahoma

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 55.3%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +14.8% (+$593 in average monthly household spending)
Median household income in 2021: $55,826

4. Tennessee

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 54.8%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +13.4% (+$643 in average monthly household spending)
Median family income in 2021: $59,695

5.- Mississippi

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 54.5%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +13.4% (+$571 in average monthly household spending)
Median family income in 2021: $48,716

6. Kentucky

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 53.5%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +13.4% (+$608 in average monthly household spending)
Median family income in 2021: $55,573

7.- Snowfall

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 53.0%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +15.4% (+$831 in average monthly household spending)
Median household income in 2021: $66,274

8.- Louisiana

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 52.4%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +14.8% (+$641 in average monthly household spending)
Median family income in 2021: $52,087

9. Florida

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 51.1%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +13.9% (+$784 in average monthly household spending)
Median family income in 2021: $63,062

10. Alabama

Adults who find inflation very stressful: 50.2%
Price inflation from January 2021 to July 2022: +13.4% (+$613 in average monthly household spending)
Median household income in 2021: $53,913

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