This cost of living calculator is based on national data from 2021. Cities across the United States participated in the Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) survey on a volunteer basis. This survey helps assign index values to different factors associated with the cost of living. An index value of 100 indicates the national average for a specific factor. The overall cost of living considers many different factors in order to assign an index value for a city or state. Use this calculator to compare city and state data associated with the cost of living.
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