Colonel Sanders would be so proud: Kentuckyis the country's cheapest state to live in. Harland Sanders introduced what became his famous chicken recipe, with a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, while running a service station in Corbin, Kentucky, in the '30s. Today the KFC empire has more than 18,000 locations in 115 countries. If you want to buy fried chicken yourself, it'll cost only $3.36 for two pieces in Kentucky compared to an average of $3.71 nationally. With prices this low, you can afford the whole bucket.