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COLI in the Media

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Quarter 3, 2020 Cost of Living Index Released
October 20, 2020

Among the 273 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2020 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 McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index […]

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Quarter 1, 2020 Cost of Living Index Released
May 21, 2020

Among the 257 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2020 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 McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index […]

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Quarter 2 Data Collection and Publication Cancelled
April 9, 2020

We appreciate our data contributors and subscribers who make the Cost of Living Index possible. Given the current public health situation and to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants, we are skipping Quarter 2, 2020 and replacing it with a data collection in Quarter 4, 2020. In lieu of collecting data in April, […]

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COLI in the News
Best places to work in tech: 5 lessons for dev, ops, and security
March 26, 2020

Using the COLI Adjusted OES Wage Data Tool, Tech Beacon compares four occupations around the country and the places the salaries stretch the most.

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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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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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