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Make accurate and reliable cost of living comparisons between your area and any other participating city across the United States.

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Quarterly Index

Published quarterly since 1968, COLI is available for purchase in print and various electronic formats. The print edition is a magazine-style publication that is mailed to the shipping address provided. PDF or Excel formats are available for immediate download.

The publication currently available is Q1 2022. If you are a print subscriber, please allow up to four full weeks after the publication date for your issue to arrive.

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OVERVIEW: The COLI Adjusted Occupational Wage Comparison Tool provides occupational wage estimates across geographies, adjusted for differences in cost of living. The data allows analysts to examine the relationship between regional and state cost of living and occupational wages.

ABOUT THE DATA: The Labor Market Information Institute (LMI) produce the Occupational Wage Comparison Tool based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) each March and the County Cost of Living Index produced by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

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Excel Expanded Edition

This issue includes the regular quarterly publication, along with indices for six additional demographic groups (Construction Workers and Mechanics, Self Employed Workers, Wage and Salary Earners, Retired, Lowest 20 income quintile, Second 20 income quintile