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If you've been wondering how much you'll need to buy a home in your state, we've got an answer. Finance website HowMuch.net recently did the math on house affordability by state.

Each salary was figured using average home prices from Zillow and a mortgage calculator, adding an interest rate between 4 and 5 percent. The figures are also based on a 30-year mortgage, assuming that buyers would be supplying a 10-percent down payment.

Remember that financial advisors usually recommend that the cost of housing should occupy no more than 30% of your gross income. That being said, read on to find out your state's ideal salary for real estate purchase!

Alabama

Salary needed to purchase a home: $47,960 Alabama has a comparatively lower cost of living to most other states.

Alaska

Salary needed to purchase a home: $67,280 Alaska actually has a pretty high cost of living, about 31 percent above the national average.

Arizona

Salary needed to purchase a home: $67,280 Arizona was found to be one of the more affordable states, though if you look at its average salary required for house-shopping, it's up there with Alaska's.

Arkansas

Salary needed to purchase a home: $41,040 Arkansas is the second-cheapest state in terms of real estate.

California

Salary needed to purchase a home: $120,120 Conversely, California is the third most expensive state. To be fair, everything is more expensive in Cali, but housing especially.

Colorado

Salary needed to purchase a home: $100,200 It looks expensive, but the cost of living (averaging housing, utilities, healthcare, etc.) in Colorado is only 2.3 percent above the national average.

Connecticut

Salary needed to purchase a home: $75,280 Life is a bit costlier in Connecticut; it's the ninth most expensive state to live in, to be exact.

Delaware

Salary needed to purchase a home: $67,960 Housing costs in Delaware are slightly below the national average.

Florida

Salary needed to purchase a home: $70,360 Florida is actually pretty in line with the national average in terms of living costs.

Georgia

Salary needed to purchase a home: $59,520 Georgia is the ninth cheapest state to live in!

Hawaii

Salary needed to purchase a home: $153,520 Hawaii is officially the most expensive state to purchase a home in!

Idaho

Salary needed to purchase a home: $70,360 Most expenses in Idaho are slightly cheaper than the national average.

Illinois

Salary needed to purchase a home: $53,880 Buying a home in Illinois is much cheaper than the national average.

Indiana

Salary needed to purchase a home: $42,560 Indiana joins its neighbor, Illinois, on the list of more affordable states; it's an even cheaper place to buy a house!

Iowa

Salary needed to purchase a home: $44,360 Maybe it's just all the states that start with 'I,' because Iowa is also one of the cheapest states to buy a house in.

Kansas

Salary needed to purchase a home: $43,160 Kansas has one of the lowest average salary requirements for purchasing a house in the country.

Kentucky

Salary needed to purchase a home: $44,360 Kentucky also ranks among the most affordable places to live in the country.

Louisiana

Salary needed to purchase a home: $50,320 Housing in Louisiana is 12 percent less expensive than the national average.

Maine

Salary needed to purchase a home: $55,520 Housing costs in Maine are slightly above the national average.

Maryland

Salary needed to purchase a home: $72,200 Maryland comes in as the eighth most expensive state to live in the US.

Massachusetts

Salary needed to purchase a home: $101,320 Massachusetts, meanwhile, is the fourth most expensive!

Michigan

Salary needed to purchase a home: $40,800 Michigan remains one of the cheapest states for common living expenses.

Minnesota

Salary needed to purchase a home: $64,720 Minnesota falls in the middle of the pack, costing almost exactly the national average to buy a home there.

Mississippi

Salary needed to purchase a home: $44,360 Mississippi has long been one of the most affordable places to live in the US.

Missouri

Salary needed to purchase a home: $42,200 Money can stretch pretty far in Missouri, where housing is 25 percent less than the national average.

Montana

Salary needed to purchase a home: $75,520 Montana's cost of living does fall above the national average, but only by a small degree. It's costlier than a few of its neighbors, but by no means the most expensive state.

Nebraska

Salary needed to purchase a home: $51,520 Nebraska's cost of living is about 7 percent less than the median.

Nevada

Salary needed to purchase a home: $73,120 Although not the most expensive, housing prices have been steadily rising in Nevada over the last few years.

New Hampshire

Salary needed to purchase a home: $68,440 New Hampshire's prices are a bit above the national average as a whole.

New Jersey

Salary needed to purchase a home: $69,640 The same goes for New Jersey, which is one of the most expensive states in general; like California, most things cost a bit more there.

New Mexico

Salary needed to purchase a home: $54,880 New Mexico's prices are lower than the national average, putting it among the 20 cheapest states to live in.

New York

Salary needed to purchase a home: $91,720 Unsurprisingly, the Empire State is one of the most expensive states to live in, coming it this year at number 5.

North Carolina

Salary needed to purchase a home: $63,840 Housing values have been growing in North Carolina, but for the time being it remains cheaper than the national average.

North Dakota

Salary needed to purchase a home: $56,000 At roughly 15 percent below the national average, housing costs in North Dakota are relatively affordable.

Ohio

Salary needed to purchase a home: $38,400 Everything in Ohio is less expensive on average, but particularly housing, which comes at about a 23 percent discount from the nation's average.

Oklahoma

Salary needed to purchase a home: $45,320 While not as cheap as Ohio, Oklahoma's prices still fall a good ways below the national average.

Oregon

Salary needed to purchase a home: $87,160 Oregon requires a much higher salary for home purchase, being one of the costliest states in the country.

Pennsylvania

Salary needed to purchase a home: $47,960 Pennsylvania is pretty middle-of-the-road in terms of its pricing, and homes can be purchased on a $48,000 salary.

Rhode Island

Salary needed to purchase a home: $69,640 Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the country, but it's also the tenth most expensive!

South Carolina

Salary needed to purchase a home: $58,840 Housing in South Carolina is about 12 percent less than the national average.

South Dakota

Salary needed to purchase a home: $55,360 South Dakota's cost of living has dropped in the last few years, and its salary requirement, while not the cheapest, is still on the lower end.

Tennessee

Salary needed to purchase a home: $55,760 Tennessee is also on the lower end in housing costs, with an overall cost of living that is around 10 percent lower than the national average.

Texas

Salary needed to purchase a home: $66,080 Housing in Texas is also a bit lower than the national average; plus, there's no state income tax.

Utah

Salary needed to purchase a home: $83,720 Utah's salary requirement places it higher on the list of expensive states to buy a house in.

Vermont

Salary needed to purchase a home: $62,600 While Vermont's cost of living is relatively high, it's certainly a cheaper alternative to the rest of its fellow New England states.

Virginia

Salary needed to purchase a home: $71,960 Virginia can be affordable, but its housing costs are slightly above the national average.

Washington

Salary needed to purchase a home: $87,040 Washington is another pricey state, among the more expensive places to buy a house in the country.

West Virginia

Salary needed to purchase a home: $38,320 West Virginia is another state where most things are cheaper, and it's a great state to buy a house at a bargain.

Wisconsin

Salary needed to purchase a home: $50,080 Wisconsin is fairly reasonably priced as a state, with housing coming in almost 13 percent cheaper than the average.

Wyoming

Salary needed to purchase a home: $58,000 Last but not least, Wyoming's prices have risen a bit, but it remains relatively cheap! Neighboring states Utah and Colorado both have higher housing prices, as we've seen. Know anyone thinking about buying a house? Share this article with curious or prospective homeowners!