Now Porch, a site that matches homeowners and home-services providers, analyzed average maintenance costs in every Zip code to determine where costs are highest and how people spend home-maintenance money in each area.
According to the site, the average annual home maintenance spending nationwide is about $16,000.
Porch also found that the locations with the highest annual spending are:
• New Jersey: $18,151
• Washington, D.C.: $18,119
• Connecticut: $17,782
• Maryland: $17,699
• Massachusetts: $17,461
Virginia came in above average at $16,422. The state with the lowest annual home maintenance was Mississippi at $14,890.
Porch’s study also looked at some of the most expensive home-maintenance tasks and estimated how much you’d need to save and spend on those items. Among the most expensive are repairing your subfloor, taking care of a swimming pool and repairing water damage.
To see where your Zip code ranks, go to porch.com/resource/cost-of-home-maintenance-in-america.