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COLI in the Media

Press Releases
2019 Annual Average Cost of Living Index Release
February 13, 2020

COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2007, C2ER has annually published an unweighted average of prices accumulated from the previous three quarters. This analysis uses average prices submitted for the first three quarters of 2018. Among the 266 urban areas that participated in the 2019 Cost of Living Index, the […]

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Looking for Data Collectors
January 8, 2020

Contribute to the Quarterly Index For over 50 years, the C2ER Cost of Living Index has been the most consistent source of city-to-city  cost comparisons available. Published quarterly, using over 60 goods and services collected at the local level from over 300 independent researchers, COLI is the only local level cost of living index available for […]

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Quarter 3, 2019 Cost of Living Index Released
November 7, 2019

Among the 268 urban areas that participated in the third quarter 2019 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in Harlingen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index […]

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COLI in the News
The 15 Most Expensive Cities In The US And What They Really Cost
September 23, 2019

Cities have an undeniable magnetism that draws us to their bustling streets. They promise better job opportunities and more convenient transportation, but what really gets us off our couches is the feeling of possibility that they spark in us. As we stroll down the sidewalk, we find that the people who surround us are just […]

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10 of the cheapest places in America for retirees to live
September 5, 2019

The cities and towns that are the most — and least — expensive for the over-65 set, according to a new study.

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Kalamazoo ranked third least expensive city to live in
August 29, 2019

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo is the third least expensive urban area in which to live in America, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research, or C2ER. The Virginia-based organization compiled a list of the 10 most and least expensive urban areas around the United State in the Cost of Living Index (COLI). The COLI “is based […]

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Quarter 2, 2019 Cost of Living Index Released
August 29, 2019

Among the 255 urban areas that participated in the second quarter 2019 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in Harlingen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index […]

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Here’s where you’ll find the most expensive groceries in America, according to Rent.com
July 30, 2019

A new report published this month by Rent.com identifies the 10 most expensive cities and counties to buy groceries in the US.

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