Everyone pays the taxman, but some pay him more than others.

Kiplinger rated each state on its level of taxation to determine where residents are hit the hardest for sales, income, real estate, gift, gasoline and other state taxes and came up with the following list of high-cost states.

The following list, in reverse order, gives an example of why residents’ pocketbooks are a little emptier in these 10 states.

No. 10. Rhode Island

Rhode Island is expensive for homeowners. The property tax on the state’s median home value of $236,000 is $3,855, the 11th-highest in the U.S.