Dentist salary in the most expensive states to live in

Hawaii is the most expensive state to live in, according to data website World Population Review, and the average annual salary for dentists there is $177,820, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

World Population Review created a cost-of-living index using 100 as the baseline for the average cost of living in the U.S. A cost index above 100 is higher than the national average, meaning the higher the cost index, the more expensive it is to live in the state. Read more about the methodology here.

Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which updated wage and salary data for several dental specialties March 31 to reflect 2021 information.

Here are the most expensive states to live in and their cost indexes, according to World Population Review, along with their average annual salary for general dentists:

1. Hawaii

Cost index: 193.3
Average dentist salary: $177,820

2. New York

Cost index: 148.2
Average dentist salary: $170,800

3. California

Cost index: 142.2
Average dentist salary: $165,950

4. Massachusetts

Cost index: 135
Average dentist salary: $175,140

5. Oregon

Cost index: 130.1
Average dentist salary: $207,370

6. Alaska

Cost index: 127.1
Average dentist salary: $168,390

7. Maryland

Cost index: 124
Average dentist salary: $158,520

8. Connecticut

Cost index: 121.6
Average dentist salary: $197,910

9. Rhode Island

Cost index: 117.2
Average dentist salary: $206,600

10. Vermont

Cost index: 117
Average dentist salary: $190,030

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