Wyoming is the third cheapest state for groceries, but stores tend to be thin on the ground, and parts of Wyoming have even been described as food deserts. This essentially means that Wyoming residents have to pay extra for gas and drive miles to their nearest store, so what they save on their grocery bill goes in a large part on fuel for their vehicle.
An economical place to stock up on food, Oklahoma has America's second cheapest grocery prices. Popular supermarket chains in the state include the homegrown Homeland, as well as Albertsons and Whole Foods, but the cheapest prices are to be found at Aldi, Walmart, Target and Sam's Club, while the state's second Costco is due to open this May in Oklahoma City.
Unbelievably, Mississippi has the highest food sales tax in America at 7%. Yet despite this, the state still manages to have the cheapest groceries in the nation. Heaven for those on a tiny budget, Mississippi is blessed with a plethora of big chains and local stores offering rock-bottom prices, including Walmart, Wayne Lee's, Winn-Dixie and Save-A-Lot.
Now take a look at the minimum wage in every state and DC in 2019