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Setting Sail for the C2ER Conference in Norfolk? Here’s What it Costs to Live There
May 17, 2024

Setting Sail for the C2ER Conference in Norfolk? Here’s What it Costs to Live There The Council for Community Economic Research, or C2ER, is having its annual conference in the historic port town of Norfolk, VA from June 12-14, 2024. Some conference attendees might fall in love with the place and want to make Norfolk […]

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Who Runs COLI, and Why Should You Care?
May 14, 2024

Many of you might not know that the Cost of Living Index is run by a non-profit organization called The Council for Community and Economic Research, also known as C2ER. C2ER is not just another trade association; it’s a community-driven hub that unites economic and workforce development researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, designed to help regions […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Places Made Famous by TV Shows?
May 9, 2024

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in Albuquerque, NM, made famous by Breaking Bad and its exhilarating prequel, Better Call Saul? How about Scranton, PA, the home of the fictional paper company Dunder-Mifflin in the hit show The Office? Or maybe you thought about Lima, Ohio, the setting of the popular music […]

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Navigating Healthcare Costs: Understanding Yearly Standard Medical Expenses
May 6, 2024

In today’s healthcare landscape, understanding and managing medical expenses are crucial for individuals and families alike. Routine checkups at the doctor, dentist, and optometrist are essential for preventing healthcare problems that could be costly to treat. While you may be saving money in the long run, routine care at your family practitioner still adds up. […]

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COLI Data Can Enhance Your Data. Here’s How
May 1, 2024

Previously, our blogs have provided insights into how COLI data can help make a wide variety of decisions, such as choosing college destinations, owning pets, planning vacations, and much more. In this post, we will show you how integrating COLI’s dataset with other data enables subscribers to tell richer, more compelling stories. With COLI, subscribers […]

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Analyzing the Cost of Living in 3 East Coast Cities Using 1993 and 2023 COLI Data
April 24, 2024

Over the past thirty years, society has progressively changed, but there is one challenge that stands out against everything else: it has gotten more expensive to live. This has made it harder for younger Millennials and Gen-Z to achieve their dreams of home ownership, starting a family, and saving for retirement. Looking at three East […]

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Which Top Public College Towns Have the Highest (and Lowest) Cost of Living?
April 16, 2024

Class of 2028, have y’all decided where to spend your next four years?! Ivy day was three weeks ago, when Ivy league schools and some other top universities announce admission results for regular decision, which also indicates that all schools should have released their admission results by then. Whether it was happiness or disappointment, the […]

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Cluck or Chuck — Analyzing Chicken and Beef Costs Across the USA
April 11, 2024

Protein is an important part of your health, but which protein should you choose? Most people go for either chicken or beef, so using the data collected by COLI in the COLI 2023 Annual Average publication we can determine where the most and least expensive places are to buy a whole chicken and ground beef. […]

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Two Underrated Cities Worth Checking Out
April 4, 2024

One of the great things about the United States is its massive size and diverse landscape. From sea to shining sea, our country boasts populous cities, gorgeous countryside, majestic mountains, rolling rivers, vast deserts, and just about every kind of region imaginable. Besides well-known metropolises like New York, Los Angeles, or Atlanta, two overlooked – […]

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Cheapest and Most Expensive Metro Areas for Easter Dinner🐣
March 28, 2024

Are you looking to celebrate the Easter holiday with a nice, traditional dinner? Cooking at home is not only cheaper than going out to eat, but it also has a lot of benefits, like allowing for quality family time. However, how cheap can it be? Using COLI’s 2023 annual average prices, and assuming the main […]

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