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The real value of $100 in each state

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 51: A $100 bill is worth $100 anywhere, but the value of that $100 differs dramatically as you travel across the country, as the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows through its "regional price parity," which measures the cost of living in a particular region by comparing the cost of goods and services to the national average. The Consumer Price Index factors in as well when looking at value from state to state. We opted to see how much each $100 bill could buy in favorite local products. As we discovered, our $100 went a lot further in some places than in others.

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A $100 bill is worth $100 anywhere, but the value of that $100 differs dramatically as you travel across the country, as the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows through its "regional price parity," which measures the cost of living in a particular region by comparing the cost of goods and services to the national average. The Consumer Price Index factors in as well when looking at value from state to state. We opted to see how much each $100 bill could buy in favorite local products. As we discovered, our $100 went a lot further in some places than in others.

Click ahead to see the real value of $100 in every state.

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