That is a tough question. The old you get what you pay for. Of course better services and schools are just the start.
To answer your question, Welcome to South Dakota, a far cry from South Beach.
Below is a link to the top 50, Most expensive to least expensive, per the 2005 Census.
Have a tax free day.
I found this article for you, which will also show you by city within the state if you want. This is especially a nice link for you because you are looking for places where you might move to.
and for big cities
And here is Money Magazine's best places to live:
"Best and Worst States: Based on data from the 2002 census, the following five states have the lowest local property taxes per capita/year. They are Arkansas ($191), Alabama ($285), Kentucky ($376), New Mexico ($380), and Oklahoma ($425). The states with the highest local property taxes per capita/year are: New Jersey ($1,871), Connecticut ($1,733), New York ($1,402), and Rhode Island ($1,369)." This information is from this web site: http://www.retirementliving.com/RLpropertytaxrate.html
I think in terms of relativity. It's all relative to the cost of living, the actual wage base, etc. Taxes are higher for me in Georgia - where they were lower in California for a home with a much higher assessed value.
I also live in a county with one of the lowest millage rates - so go figure. The up side is we have much more home at a lesser cost - so it all evens itself out. We could've gone with an older smaller home & gotten a lower tax - but at the end of the day - we found it all rounded out relative to all the other factors.
So, to answer your question - you need to look at more than tax base - it really takes doing a side by side comparison - to get a real budget or bottom line dollar for true savings. You can't base a decision on tax alone.