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Meet the United States: New Mexico – South Carolina

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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: New Mexico – South Carolina

New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment

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Capital: Santa Fe
Best known for: Its Tex-Mex cuisine
Region: West
Average Home Price: $165,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 36-67 F
Winter: 18-44 F
Spring: 41-74 F
Summer: 54-86 F
Weather:
July and August precipitation is at its high
In the winter months New Mexico can receive up to 23 inches of snow per year

New York: The Empire State

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Capital: Albany
Best known for: The home to New York City.
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $365,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 40-60 F
Winter: 15-31 F
Spring: 47-69 F
Summer: 61-82 F
Weather:
December – March snow, sleet, and rain
April is the month of the most rainfall

North Carolina: The Tar Heel State

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Capital: Raleigh
Best known for: The tobacco industry
Region: South
Average Home Price: $146,600
Average Temperature:
Fall: 50-73 F
Winter: 30-51 F
Spring: 57-80 F
Summer: 69-90 F
Weather:
Summer rainfall is the greatest, mostly in the month of July
Snow and sleet occur only once or twice a year in coastal regions

North Dakota: The Peace Garden State

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Capital:Bismarck
Best known for: The city Fargo, famous after the movie Fargo made in 1996.
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $188,900
Average Temperature:
Fall: 32-58 F
Winter: -4-23 F
Spring: 6-20 F
Summer: 57-85 F
Weather:
October – April snowfall is at its peak

Ohio: The Buckeye State

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Capital: Columbus
Best known for: Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $115,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 45-65 F
Winter: 23-37 F
Spring: 52-73 F
Summer: 66-85 F
Weather:
Severe weather isn’t common within the state

Oklahoma: The Sooner State

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Capital: Oklahoma City
Best known for: Texas Longhorn beef that is raised on most farms
Region: South
Average Home Price: $110,900
Average Temperature:
Fall: 52-73 F
Winter: 29-50 F
Spring: 60-80 F
Summer: 72-94 F
Weather:
On average 62 tornadoes hit a year, usually between April and June

Oregon: The Beaver State

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Capital: Salem
Best known for: The Oregon Trail, a historic wagon route that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.
Region: West
Average Home Price: $239,300
Average Temperature:
Fall: 42-64 F
Winter: 35-48 F
Spring: 45-68 F
Summer: 53-82 F
Weather:
Rainfall is limited, but occasional thunderstorms occur in the summer

Pennsylvania: The Keystone State

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Capital: Harrisburg
Best known for: Gettysburg National Military Park
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $152,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 44-65 F
Winter: 23-38 F
Spring: 51-72 F
Summer: 65-85 F
Weather:
March and April floods are common due to excessive rainfall
100 inches of snowfall, annually

Rhode Island: The Ocean State

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Capital: Providence
Best known for: Being the smallest state in the United States
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $222,400
Average Temperature:
Fall: 44-63 F
Winter: 21-37 F
Spring: 49-68 F
Summer: 64-83 F
Weather:
November – mid-March snowfall is frequent 
May – August thunderstorms occur

South Carolina: The Palmetto State

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Capital: Columbia
Best known for: Myrtle Beach, a popular vacation spot.
Region: South
Average Home Price: $133,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 55-79 F
Winter: 37-58 F
Spring: 63-87 F
Summer: 73-95 F
Weather:
June – November tropical cyclones are common
Tornadoes and thunderstorms are frequent in the summer months

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