One of the most powerful ways to attract great workers is to provide them an affordable place to live. These 10 states certainly have that going for them. The Cost of Living category in our annual America’s Top States for Business study measures all 50 states on an index of prices for basic items. The category is […]
Costly cities are costly for a reason. Be it climate, geography, culture, economic prosperity or all of the above, the most expensive U.S. cities to live in offer amenities and opportunities for which residents are willing to pay a premium to access. It’s simply the price of admission to enjoy the advantages a desirable place […]
COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE This report represents the tenth edition of a new format for the Cost of Living Index. Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2007, C2ER has annually published an unweighted average of prices accumulated from the previous three quarters. The data presented represent average prices submitted for the first three […]
COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE Among the 261 urban areas that participated in the third quarter 2016 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 almost 25 percent below the national average in McAllen, […]
Among the 260 urban areas that participated in the second quarter 2016 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 almost 25 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX. The Cost of Living Index is […]
In the film industry, summertime means one thing — it’s blockbuster season. Studios line up theirbig-budget movies hoping to cash in on hits, a strategy that sometimes backfires in a major way. This past quarter was a disappointment for movie theater chains AMC and Regal Entertainment, and whatever the root cause for the downturn is, […]
The Fourth of July is perhaps the country’s most beloved holiday, and this year, revelers had an additional reason to celebrate — the national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $2.29, the lowest price in 13 years. The price had dropped seven cents by month’s end, most likely a result of lower […]
Stockton and Tracy are among the least expensive cities in California, but nationally, they’re still more expensive places to live than average, according to the latest study by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
Only one Alabama city is among Money Geek’s top-five Best Mid-sized Cities to Make a Living in the U.S. Huntsville ranked No. 3 on the list, which includes cities with populations between 100,000 and 500,000 that have “relatively low costs of living and high salaries to help ensure you get the most bang for your […]
Stockton got a little more affordable than cities in the Bay Area, but a little less affordable compared to the average U.S. community in 2015 according to the annual cost of living index from the Council for Community and Economic Research and unveiled Tuesday.