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Among the 258 urban areas that participated in the second quarter 2021 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 Kalamazoo, MI. The Cost of Living Index […]
Housing prices are on the rise nationwide, but these big U.S. cities remain affordable thanks to their dirt-cheap rents.
2021 COLI County is now available! The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) just released the latest issue of the COLI County level index. Recently, C2ER made this publication an optional member benefit to expand our growing network, and allow COLI County purchasers a way to gain remote access and more easily renew! About […]
On May 7th the Colonial Pipeline, a major source of fuel and refined petroleum for the southeast, running from Texas and up through the East Coast, halted its operation temporarily in response to a cyberattack. The massive disruption in the market led to a supply shortage exacerbated by panic buying consumers. Scenes of customers waiting […]
Among the 265 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2021 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 Kalamazoo, MI. The Cost of Living Index […]
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 […]
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, […]