The state with the most expensive property tax is New Jersey, where property owners in New Jersey paid a median of $7,331 in 2013. The state with the least expensive property tax is Alabama with a median of $532 in 2013.
Property taxes can vary a lot throughout a state since they are levied at the local, not the state level. Cities tend to have higher property taxes than more rural and undeveloped properties. Taxes are generally higher where income and property prices are higher. Some statistics list tax rates as a percentage of property worth. When this method is used, Hawaii has a lower tax rate than Alabama. New Jersey still has the highest tax rate when this method is used.