U.S. Metro Area Cost of Living Index: Update Through 2016

Source: Suzanne Schatz, Regional Financial Review, Vol. 29 no. 1, September 2018
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Living costs give insight into the quality of life, potential migration patterns, and the economic potential of metro areas. This article examines the most recent annual update of the Cost of Living Index to better contextualize recent cost of living trends and their implications for the outlook for U.S. metro areas.