The income necessary for a single individual to meet living expenses in each U.S. state

If you're thinking of living on your own, you'll need to make about $45,000 per year in most states just to get by.

However, the amount of money you need to make ends meet can vary significantly depending on where you live.

Here is a look at five states where single individuals need to earn the most to cover basic expenses:

Massachusetts: $58,009

Hawaii: $56,841

California: $56,825

New York: $55,878

Washington: $53,242

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