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Cost of Living

Akron, OH 96.0
Albany, GA 91.5
Albany, NY 107.3
Albuquerque, NM 101.3
Alexandria, LA 92.0
Arlington, TX 91.2
Asheville, NC 100.5
Atlanta, GA 109.2
Augusta, GA 93.7
Austin, TX 105
Baltimore, MA 99.4
Baton Rouge, LA 97.3
Berkeley, WV 90.6
Binghampton/Broome, NY 106.4
Birmingham, AL 96.2
Bismarck, ND 99.6
Bloomington, IL 102.5
Boise, ID 101.6
Boston, MA 240.4
Boulder, CO 111.7
Bristol, TN 91.2
Bristol, VA 91.1
Bryan/College Station, TX 97.2
Buffalo,NY 99.3
Burlington,NC 92.9
Carbondale, IL 96.3
Chapel Hill, NC 97.9
Charleston, SC 96.5
Charleston, WV 98.4
Charlotte, NC 100.6
Chattanooga, TN 93.3
Chicago, IL 164.9
Cincinnati, OH 100.7
Cleveland, OH 110.6
Cleveland, TN 91.8
Columbia, MO 92.4
Columbia, SC 92.7
Dallas, TX 97.7
Dayton, OH 100.9
Denver, CO 102.1
Detroit, MI 98
Durham, NC 97.9
El Paso, TX 96.2
Evansville, IN 93.2
Fayetteville, AR 94.2
Fayetteville, NC 96.0
Findlay, OH 97.7
Fort Collins, CO 106
Fresno, CA 104.4
Georgetown, TX 96.1
Greensboro/High Pt., NC 97.9
Greenville, NC 94.9
Greenville, SC 98.7
Houston, TX 93
Huntsville, AL 93.8
Idaho Falls, ID 98.3
Indianapolis, IN 95.1
Jacksonville, FL95.8
Jefferson, MO 92.7
Kansas City, MO 94.7
Knoxville, TN 91.8
Lafayette, LA 95.1
Las Vegas, NV 100.5
Lexington, KY 80
Long Beach, CA 111.9
Los Angeles, CA 132.7
Louisville, KY 92.0
Lubbock, TX 92.5
Madison, WI 104.7
Manhattan, KS 97.5
Memphis, TN 92.6
Milwaukee, WI 104.5
Minneapolis, MN 106
Nashville, TN 95.0
Nevada, MO 91.4
Newark, DE 102.8
Newark, NJ 124.3
New Orleans, LA 93.5
Newport News, VA 95.4
New York, NY 240.0
Oklahoma City, OK 92.6
Orlando, FL 97.7
Philadelphia, PA 124.5
Phoenix, AZ 100.8
Pittsburgh, PA 110.7
Portland, OR 107
Pullman, WA 105.8
Raleigh, NC 98.2
Reno, NV 107.4
Richmond, VA 101.2
Rochester, NY 109.0
Sacramento, CA 110.7
Salem, OR 103.6
Salt Lake City, UT 106.3
San Antonio, TX 94.7
San Francisco/Oakland, CA 151.4
San Jose, CA 139.7
Seattle, WA 112.6
Syracuse, NY 106.8
Toledo, OH 98.7
Tucson, AZ 97.9
Tampa, FL 95.8
Temple, TX 92.6
Washington, DC 120.3
Worcester County, MD 105
Youngstown, OH 96.0

Cost of important items

  • Milk ~$3-4/gallon
  • Gas ~$3-4/gallon
  • Apartment(studio) might vary from $400 in Houston, ~$1200 Chicago (downtown) to $2000 in NY (manhattan)
  • Cable ~$50/month
  • Bus/local train can cost $1-$2.5/trip
  • Breakfast ~$5-10
  • lunch ~$5-10
  • Movie ~$10
  • Heat+water+electricity can cost $40/month studio(apartment)..varies with usage/month location
  • Cellphone plans start at $20/month (2 yr contract)
  • Smartphone plan costs ~$40-$80/month
  • Cabs are costly.
  • Haircut might cost ~$8-$20
  • Grocery is cheap
  • Car parking might cost from $0 to $20/hr in NY!

Some Facts

  • The avg. housing cost in New York is almost double than Chicago.
  • NY has over 150 museums, 18,000 restaurants, and countless world-famous attractions.

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