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The Most Expensive States to Live in 2012

Most expensive metro area: Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick House: $534,832Movie ticket: $10.86Rent: $1,577 Doctor visit: $87.98 Gallon of gas: $3.625 T-bone steak: $10.28

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8. Maryland

Most expensive area: Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick

House: $534,832
Movie ticket: $10.86
Rent: $1,577
Doctor visit: $87.98
Gallon of gas: $3.625
T-bone steak: $10.28

Pictured: Downtown Bethesda

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