San Francisco disagrees.
California has the fourth-highest cost of living in the nation at 132 percent of the national average. Texas has the second-lowest cost of living at 90 percent. Thus, California's $8 minimum wage can buy $6.06 of goods and services while Texas' $7.25 minimum wage can buy the equivalent of $8.04.But the census released a new Supplemental Poverty Measure that places California's poverty rate at 23.5 percent, the nation's highest, while dropping Texas' poverty rate to 16.5 percent. Proportionately, there are 42 percent more poor people in California than in Texas.A new government workers union (AFSCME) report says California has the third-highest income inequality gap in the nation with Texas ranked seventh. Had the report taken into account Texas' low cost of living, Texas would not have placed in the top 10 while California would have fared worse.
yes, Jaochin, Texas is a giant ****hole.... you should stay far away from here... you'd hate it.
don't come here, lest you be tainted by the 3rd world environment here....seriously, stay in Cali.
Read more here: California's economy grew 2 percent in 2011, faster than national average - Data Center - The Sacramento Bee
Keep dreaming your little tea party dream.