Paychecks are slowly getting bigger in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But depending on where you choose to live will be the difference in how far that paycheck will take you. Recent data by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) compared income and the cost of living in different regions of America. In 2016, Maryland, Utah, Hawaii, and California saw the fastest growth in per capita income. All had increases of over three percent. If you are considering relocating to the U.S., contact USAFIS. Their team of immigration experts will walk you through all the steps to apply for the Green Card Lottery. They will answer any questions you have along the way.
Seven states showed a per capita decline in income. The most significant fall happened in Oklahoma, Wyoming, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Alaska. The BEA also considered the local prices of good and services, which included rent, and compared them to the national average. The regional price parity (RPP) in Hawaii was 118.4, or 18.4 percent more expensive than the rest of the U.S. average. Although Hawaii’s employees earned an average of just over $50,000 per year, it only equals $42,676 in purchasing power. USAFIS has a team of experts ready to assist you with the U.S. immigration process. They will make sure your application and paperwork for the Green Card Lottery is filled out properly and submitted on time. Contact them today!
States on the coast have higher RPP levels, which means it costs more to live there, while states in the South are usually cheaper. Workers in the South may not be paid as much, but the money goes further. Mississippi and Alabama are both states with very high RPP. Their incomes seem to go further than most states in the United States. USAFIS understands how important it is to submit your application for a visa in the correct way and on time. Many people are denied a visa due to mistakes on their paperwork. USAFIS will walk you through the steps of immigration, and you will have a much better chance of being granted immigrant status to the U.S. Contact them today!