20 states where you can actually afford a mansion

Mansions are defined by the National Association of Realtors as residences with more than 8,000 square feet of floor space. Want one? Well, where you live has a lot to do with whether you can afford to live big. In fact, you can own a bona fide mansion for less than a million bucks in much of the country.

GOBankingRates compiled a list of states where mansions cost the least by examining the state median price per square foot, according to Realtor.com. Click through to discover the best states to live for high-end homeowners on a budget.

Prices per sq. foot are accurate as of Oct. 16, 2017, and are subject to change.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: You Might Actually Be Able to Afford a Mansion in These 20 States