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COLI in the News
To some people moving here, Massachusetts is a bargain
March 11, 2021

Anyone with a mortgage or rent to pay can tell you that the Boston area is very, very expensive. While local rents have taken a perhaps-overdue dive during the pandemic — down 16.8 percent in February compared with a year earlier, according to rental website Apartment List — the $1,741 it costs to rent a median-priced two-bedroom […]

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2020 Annual Average Cost of Living Index Release
March 2, 2021

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 2020. Among the 269 urban areas that participated in the 2020 Cost of Living Index, […]

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This Is the Most Affordable City in the Entire Country
February 12, 2021

Sometimes, the grass is actually greener on the other side (or rather, it’ll leave you with more green in your wallet). At least according to the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index. The name alone may sound complicated, but thankfully Christy Bieber, a personal finance and legal writer, broke down the data—in addition to […]

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Study shows cost of living in Rowan County lower than national average
February 7, 2021

SALISBURY — The cost to live in Rowan County in the fourth quarter of 2020 was 7.6% lower than the national average, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research.

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The 10 Most Affordable Cities With High Salaries and Low Costs of Living
January 29, 2021

he cost of living varies wildly across the United States. Average expenses in Brownsville-Harlington, Texas are almost $110,000 less than those in the New York and Jersey City metro area. But the most affordable places to live aren’t just cheap — they also provide residents the opportunity to earn enough money to live. The Ascent […]

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Will the $600 Stimulus Cover Housing Costs?
January 21, 2021

With the newly released Quarter 4, 2020 Cost of Living Index, C2ER researchers looked at what metro areas have rental and home mortgage payments where the $600 stimulus would cover one month of housing expenses. Geographically these cities are focused in the South and Midwest. Amarillo, TX is the only city in the table below […]

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Quarter 4, 2020 Cost of Living Index Released
January 19, 2021

Among the 274 urban areas that participated in the fourth 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 Harlingen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index […]

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Covid Is Accelerating the Exodus From New York and California to Cheaper States
December 15, 2020

While taxes spur relocations by the rich, lower costs, bigger living spaces and better quality of life are driving other Americans during the pandemic.

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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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