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COLI in the Media

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Stretch Your Body – and Your Dollars
February 22, 2024

Say you are on a business trip in Tyler, TX. After a long day of sitting in meetings, you want nothing more than to stretch out your back and your legs. So, you figure you might drop in on a local yoga class. How much money should you anticipate paying? Should you seek out a […]

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You got a promotion in a new city! Will you really earn more?
February 15, 2024

Imagine this: you just got a promotion, boosting your pay by 20%! To accept the offer, you will have to move from Peoria, to Chicago, which is about 170 miles away, according to Google Maps. At first glance, it looks like the promotion would be great for your bank account. But will it? Let’s look […]

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Check out the Dating Index for a fun and affordable Valentine’s Day 💗
February 8, 2024

Are you looking to wine and dine your Valentine at a destination that won’t break your budget? Nowadays, couples find themselves looking for a romantic gesture that won’t come with a corresponding dent in their wallets.  Using COLI’s 2023 annual average prices, and assuming an amazing date includes a movie ticket, a bottle of wine, […]

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Cost of Living Index, Press Releases
2023 Annual Average Cost of Living Index Released
January 31, 2024

Beginning with quarter four of 2007, C2ER annually publishes an unweighted average of prices accumulated from the previous three quarters. This analysis uses average prices submitted for the first three quarters of 2023.  For further details on the annual average methodology, please visit our website at coli.org. Among the 276 urban areas that participated in […]

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Blog Post, Cost of Living Index
Just a tube of toothpaste or a teller of tumultuous times?
November 16, 2023

At the end of a long day, your thoughts might naturally drift towards saving on utility bills or dining expenses. Yet, as you squeeze out the final traces of toothpaste from the tube, you might not realize that even achieving a shiny smile can be a bit pricey. In an era of skyrocketing prices, it […]

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Cost of Living Index, Press Releases
Quarter 3, 2023 Cost of Living Index Released
October 31, 2023

Among the 269 urban areas that participated in the third quarter of the 2023 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 Decatur, IL.   The Cost of […]

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Cost of Living Index, Press Releases
Quarter 2, 2023 Cost of Living Index Released
August 31, 2023

Among the 274 urban areas that participated in the second quarter of the 2023 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 Decatur, IL.   The Cost of […]

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