Nationwide, approximately half of all renters spent more than 30 percent of their paycheck on housing in 2013, according to a recent study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. About half of those households spent more than half of their monthly income on rent and utilities.
Meanwhile, Hawaii ranks third for the highest percentage of monthly income spent on rent at nearly 33 percent, according to the Hawaii Data Book. The only two states that surpassed us were California and Florida, spending approximately 33.8 and 34.1 percent, respectively.
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