Energy eats up about 5% to 22% of the average American family's total income. But lower energy consumption doesn't necessarily mean you save more. Turns out that location plays a large role in energy costs. WalletHub writer Richie Bernardo presents the most and least expensive states for energy consumption based on a new study.

Connecticut is the most expensive energy state in the country, with an average monthly energy cost of $404. Connecticut was followed by Massachusetts ($346), Rhode Island ($338), Vermont ($332) and Georgia ($328) in the top five.

Washington was the least expensive state at $218, followed by District of Columbia ($219), Colorado ($235), Oregon ($238), and Arizona ($247).

Continue to WalletHub for a more detailed breakdown of energy consumption by state.

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