High gas prices are affecting Alabamians the most, according to a new study.
Alabama came in at number one on a March study done by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. The company set out to find where surging gas prices will affect people the most.
The company looked at data across all 50 states and the District of Columbia before comparing them across six different metrics.
Those metrics were:
Estimated gas spending as a percentage of income
One-month change in average gas price
One-year change in average gas price
Percentage of households with at least one car
Percentage of households with two or more cars
Average annual vehicle miles traveled per capita
Alabama topped the list, where the average gas spending for a car in the state was 4.25% of the median household income. According to the study, that was the sixth-highest percentage.