Posted November 19, 2018 05:21:38 Arizona, New York, and Texas were the top 10 most costly places to live in the United States in 2018, according to a report released Thursday by the Census Bureau.
That ranked Arizona second behind New Mexico in a ranking of the most expensive cities for single people, with an average of $9,200 a year.
Texas and California ranked third and fourth, respectively.
The study found that the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Phoenix, Arizona, was $8,200 in 2018.
That was slightly higher than the average in the U.S. as a whole, which averaged $8.25 a year in 2018 according to Census Bureau data.
The report also showed that the most cost-burdened state was Alabama, where renters paid an average $7,600 for a two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment.
The average rent in Alabama was $7.25, according the report.
The most expensive city in the study was San Antonio, Texas.
The median rent was $11,700 in 2018 in the Texas capital.
The highest cost-packed city was Denver, Colorado, with a median of $19,900 a year for a three-bedroom.
The bottom cost-filled city was Portland, Oregon, with $10,900.