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Meet the United States: Hawaii – Maryland

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In this five-part series, get to know the 50 states that make up the United States of America.

The United States is comprised of 50 states, broken up into four regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, and West. Because the country is so large and widespread, there is a huge variance between the climates, culture, and cost of living in each region and state.

For Expats interested in moving to the United States, it’s important to understand the lifestyle that each state offers. Learning what each state has to offer is also a fun way to learn more about your new country. In this five-part series, we give you a quick overview of each state in the USA in alphabetical order.

Quick Facts about the 50 states: Hawaii – Maryland

Hawaii: The Aloha State

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Capital: Honolulu
Best known for: Home to a world renowned vacation spot
Region: West
Average Home Price: $533,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 73-87 F
Winter: 66-80 F
Spring: 71-85 F
Summer: 75-88 F
Weather:
October-March frequent thunderstorms occur
June – November hurricane season

Idaho: The Gem State

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Capital: Boise
Best known for: Farming the best potatoes in the U.S.
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $165,700
Average Temperature:
Fall: 41-65 F
Winter: 25-45 F
Spring: 47-72 F
Summer: 41-65 F
Weather:
In Northern Idaho snowfall has reached 500 inches

Illinois: The Prairie State

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Capital: Springfield
Best known for: The “Windy City” better known as Chicago
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $156,300
Average Temperature:
Fall: 44-66 F
Winter: 19-35 F
Spring: 53-75 F
Summer: 65-86 F
Weather:
Most snowfall occurs in December – February
September and October are colder and rainier than usual

Indiana: The Hoosier State

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Capital: Indianapolis
Best known for: Its sports teams, specifically the NFL Indianapolis Colts
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $110,800
Average Temperature:
Fall: 45-65 F
Winter: 21-36 F
Spring: 53-73 F
Summer: 66-85 F
Weather:
Rainfall occurs mostly in the month of May
December – April flood frequency is at its peak 
November – April snowfall is consistent

Iowa: The Hawkeye State

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Capital: Des Moines
Best known for: The Iowa Hawkeyes football team.
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $128,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 43-63 F
Winter: 14-31 F
Spring: 52-72 F
Summer: 37-86 F
Weather:
33 inches of rain per year
30 inches of snowfall per year

Kansas: The Sunflower State

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Capital: Topeka
Best known for: The movie Wizard of Oz and being the birthplace of basketball
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $138,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 45-68 F
Winter: 20-40 F
Spring: 54-76 F
Summer: 68-90 F
Weather:
Average snowfall is less than that of other states
Tornadoes are common in the summer months

Kentucky: The Bluegrass State

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Capital: Frankfort
Best known for: Horseracing and its bourbon distilleries
Region: South
Average Home Price: $126,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 44-68 F
Winter: 23-42 F
Spring: 52-76 F
Summer: 66-87 F
Weather:
Average precipitation is 46 inches a year 

Louisiana: The Pelican State

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Capital: Baton Rouge
Best known for: Mardi Gras
Region: South
Average Home Price: $142,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 58-81 F
Winter: 41-62 F
Spring: 65-86 F
Summer: 74-92 F
Weather:
Tropical cyclones and hurricanes often occur in the lowlands 
Rain is frequent during the summer months

Maine: The Pine Tree State

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Capital: Augusta
Best known for: The best lobster in the United States
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $199,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 40-57 F
Winter: 11-28 F
Spring: 45-65 F
Summer: 60-79 F
Weather:
Severe snow in the northern parts of the state
Has the least thunderstorms of any other state.

Maryland: The Old Line State

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Capital: Annapolis
Best known for: The Chesapeake Bay
Region: South
Average Home Price: $255,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 52-69 F
Winter: 29-45 F
Spring: 57-77 F
Summer: 71-90 F
Weather:
Earthquakes and hurricanes are common year round 

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