States with lowest average healthcare costs

The five states where residents currently see the cheapest cost of care on average are Kentucky, Arkansas, Maryland, Alabama and Tennessee, according to data from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.

The data is from the second quarter of 2022. Though not a state, Puerto Rico had the cheapest healthcare, with average prices 27.3 percent below the national average.

Kentucky is 20.9 percent cheaper than the national average, Arkansas is 18.8 percent, Maryland is 11.9 percent, Alabama is 10.4 percent and Tennessee is 10.1 percent.

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