Buying a home is one of the most important milestones someone might make in their adult life – and it can be one of the most expensive. Besides initial home prices, the homeowner has to contend with heating and cooling costs, regular maintenance, and sometimes unexpected repairs. Therefore, having a little wiggle room in the budget can be critical to owning a home and not having the home own you.

But is it possible to create that wiggle room where you live, or is the cost of the average home too close to the average income? We explore both, gleaning data from Zillow on the average price of a three-bedroom home as of March 2017, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2018 occupational employment and wage estimates. Read on to see how your state fares compared to the rest.

*(Louisiana, Maryland, and Vermont are missing from this list, as there was not enough home value data for this time frame to include them.)*

## The Average Home Price in Each State — Which Is Most Expensive?

### 48. West Virginia

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$104,200**Annual Mean Wage:**$42,370- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.46 times**the annual mean wage

### 47. Oklahoma

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$115,600**Annual Mean Wage:**$44,220- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.61 times**the annual mean wage

### 46. Alabama

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$119,300**Annual Mean Wage:**$43,790- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.72 times**the annual mean wage

### 45. Mississippi

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$119,900**Annual Mean Wage:**$39,420- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.04 times**the annual mean wage

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### 44. Ohio

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$121,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$48,220- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.52 times**the annual mean wage

### 43. Indiana

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$125,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$45,290- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.78 times**the annual mean wage

### 42. Kansas

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$130,600**Annual Mean Wage:**$45,280- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.88 times**the annual mean wage

### 41. Kentucky

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$132,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$43,210- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.07 times**the annual mean wage

### 40. Arkansas

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$137,200**Annual Mean Wage:**$41,540- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.30 times**the annual mean wage

### 39. Arizona

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$141,100**Annual Mean Wage:**$49,290- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.86 times**the annual mean wage

### 38. Georgia

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$142,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$48,280- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.96 times**the annual mean wage

### 37. Missouri

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$146,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$46,460- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.15 times**the annual mean wage

### 36. Iowa

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$147,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$46,150- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.19 times**the annual mean wage

### 35. North Carolina

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$150,700**Annual Mean Wage:**$47,200- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.19 times**the annual mean wage

### 34. South Carolina

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$150,900**Annual Mean Wage:**$43,210- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.49 times**the annual mean wage

### 33. Nebraska

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$151,300**Annual Mean Wage:**$46,710- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.24 times**the annual mean wage

### 32. New York

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$152,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$61,870- The average three-bedroom home costs
**2.47 times**the annual mean wage

### 31. Texas

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$152,900**Annual Mean Wage:**$49,720- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.08 times**the annual mean wage

### 30. Pennsylvania

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$154,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$50,030- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.09 times**the annual mean wage

### 29. Tennessee

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$155,100**Annual Mean Wage:**$44,660- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.47 times**the annual mean wage

### 28. Michigan

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$162,100**Annual Mean Wage:**$49,510- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.27 times**the annual mean wage

### 27. Illinois

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$171,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$53,790- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.19 times**the annual mean wage

### 26. South Dakota

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$171,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$41,800- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.10 times**the annual mean wage

### 25. Wisconsin

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$172,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$47,350- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.64 times**the annual mean wage

### 24. New Mexico

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$184,200**Annual Mean Wage:**$45,400- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.06 times**the annual mean wage

### 23. Idaho

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$196,600**Annual Mean Wage:**$43,480- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.52 time**s the annual mean wage

### 22. Florida

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$201,000**Annual Mean Wage:**$46,010- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.37 times**the annual mean wage

### 21. Virginia

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$209,900**Annual Mean Wage:**$55,310- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.79 times**the annual mean wage

### 20. Delaware

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$210,100**Annual Mean Wage:**$53,320- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.94 times**the annual mean wage

### 19. Minnesota

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$214,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$54,200- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.96 times**the annual mean wage

### 18. Montana

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$219,100**Annual Mean Wage:**$43,860- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.00 times**the annual mean wage

### 17. Maine

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$221,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$46,810- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.73 times**the annual mean wage

### 16. North Dakota

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$222,600**Annual Mean Wage:**$49,620- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.49 times**the annual mean wage

### 15. Connecticut

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$224,000**Annual Mean Wage:**$60,780- The average three-bedroom home costs
**3.69 times**the annual mean wage

### 14. Wyoming

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$225,200**Annual Mean Wage:**$48,630- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.63 times**the annual mean wage

### 13. Nevada

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$226,100**Annual Mean Wage:**$46,170- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.90 times**the annual mean wage

### 12. Rhode Island

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$249,200**Annual Mean Wage:**$54,810- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.55 times**the annual mean wage

### 11. New Hampshire

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$253,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$52,350- The average three-bedroom home costs
**4.84 times**the annual mean wage

### 10. Utah

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$262,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$47,920- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.48 times**the annual mean wage

### 9. Oregon

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$298,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$52,000- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.74 times**the annual mean wage

### 8. Alaska

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$316,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$58,710- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.40 times**the annual mean wage

### 7. Washington

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$324,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$59,410- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.46 times**the annual mean wage

### 6. New Jersey

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$343,400**Annual Mean Wage:**$58,210- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.90 times**the annual mean wage

### 5. Massachusetts

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$349,300**Annual Mean Wage:**$63,910- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.47 times**the annual mean wage

### 4. Colorado

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$329,900**Annual Mean Wage:**$55,820- The average three-bedroom home costs
**5.91 times**the annual mean wage

### 3. California

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$467,500**Annual Mean Wage:**$59,150- The average three-bedroom home costs
**7.90 times**the annual mean wage

### 2. District of Columbia

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$581,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$87,920- The average three-bedroom home costs
**6.62 times**the annual mean wage

### 1. Hawaii

**Cost of a three-bedroom home:**$605,800**Annual Mean Wage:**$52,900- The average three-bedroom home costs
**11.45 times**the annual mean wage

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