According to the Foundation:
"This map shows the real value of $100 in each state. Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in states like Missouri or Ohio than they are in states like New York or California. As a result, the same amount of cash can buy you comparatively more in a low-price state than in a high-price state.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has been measuring this phenomenon for two years now; it recently published its data for prices in 2014. Using this data, we have adjusted the value of $100 to show how much it buys you in each state."
NEW ORLEANS TOURISM:
According to Michael Hecht of GNOInc, New Orleans international tourism is booming.
Here is his report:
New Orleans' international travel grew 37% in 2015, according to figures released July 28 by the National Travel and Tourism Office, which is part of the United States Department of Commerce. This represents the biggest one-year increase of any major U.S. City. Behind New Orleans, Seattle and Dallas saw the next biggest increase in international travelers, the report said. In other recent news:
· Travel + Leisure named New Orleans the #7 City in the World in their 2016 reader survey
· In May, In May, more than 1 million visitors traveled throughLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest single-month tally in the facility's 70-year history
· Last year, visitors to New Orleans spent more than $7 billion, beating the previous year's record, according to a recent University of New Orleans study
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