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America’s 10 Cheapest States to Live in 2017
July 13, 2017

One of the most powerful ways to attract great workers is to provide them an affordable place to live. These 10 states certainly have that going for them. The Cost of Living category in our annual America’s Top States for Business study measures all 50 states on an index of prices for basic items. The category is […]

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COLI Release Highlights, 2016 Annual Average
February 1, 2017

COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE This report represents the tenth edition of a new format for the Cost of Living Index.  Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2007, C2ER has annually published an unweighted average of prices accumulated from the previous three quarters. The data presented represent average prices submitted for the first three […]

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COLI Release Highlights, Quarter 3, 2016
November 3, 2016

COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE   Among the 261 urban areas that participated in the third quarter 2016 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 almost 25 percent below the national average in McAllen, […]

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COLI Release Highlights, Quarter 2, 2016
September 22, 2016

Among the 260 urban areas that participated in the second quarter 2016 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 almost 25 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index is […]

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The Most Expensive Places to Go to the Movies – Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2016

In the film industry, summertime means one thing — it’s blockbuster season. Studios line up theirbig-budget movies hoping to cash in on hits, a strategy that sometimes backfires in a major way. This past quarter was a disappointment for movie theater chains AMC and Regal Entertainment, and whatever the root cause for the downturn is, […]

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Here Are the Places Where You’ll Pay the Least for Gas – St. Louis Post Dispatch
July 31, 2016

The Fourth of July is perhaps the country’s most beloved holiday, and this year, revelers had an additional reason to celebrate — the national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $2.29, the lowest price in 13 years. The price had dropped seven cents by month’s end, most likely a result of lower […]

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Stockton, Tracy least expensive California cities
February 24, 2016

Stockton and Tracy are among the least expensive cities in California, but nationally, they’re still more expensive places to live than average, according to the latest study by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

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2 Alabama cities among the country’s Best Mid-sized Cities to Make a Living
February 9, 2016

Only one Alabama city is among Money Geek’s top-five Best Mid-sized Cities to Make a Living in the U.S. Huntsville ranked No. 3 on the list, which includes cities with populations between 100,000 and 500,000 that have “relatively low costs of living and high salaries to help ensure you get the most bang for your […]

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Californians find affordability in Stockton, Tracy
February 9, 2016

Stockton got a little more affordable than cities in the Bay Area, but a little less affordable compared to the average U.S. community in 2015 according to the annual cost of living index from the Council for Community and Economic Research and unveiled Tuesday.

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COLI Release Highlights, Annual Review 2015
December 20, 2015

This report represents the ninth edition of a new format for the Cost of Living Index. Starting in 2007, C2ER has published an Annual Review of data for the preceding year. The data contained within the report represents unweighted average prices submitted for the first three quarters of the year, with new index numbers calculated […]

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