7. Connecticut: Taxes
Connecticut is one of the worst states for taxes, both for high income and low income people. According to a 2020 report from WalletHub, New York might have the heaviest tax burden in the nation, but Connecticut isn't too far behind at No. 6.

According to the study, Connecticut has its residents paying around 9.99 percent of their total income in state taxes. Compare that to Alaska, which has the lowest tax burden in the nation. The state taxes its residents only 5.16 percent.