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Cost of Living Index for Selected U.S. Cities, 20051

Component index weights 100% 13% 29% 10% 9% 4% 35%
  Composite
index2
Grocery
items
Housing Utilities Trans-
portation
Health
care
Misc. goods
and services3
Montgomery, Ala. 96.1 96.5 92.6 99.4 98.1 86.5 98.5
Juneau, Alaska 131.6 139.7 136.6 137.6 117.5 148.3 124.3
Phoenix, Ariz. 98.2 100.0 92.1 91.8 107.6 99.5 101.8
Los Angeles, Calif. 153.1 120.2 245.4 121.3 116.5 114.2 111.7
San Diego, Calif. 141.0 116.6 212.4 93.0 119.7 119.4 112.5
San Francisco, Calif. 177.0 137.9 308.2 107.0 125.9 126.6 121.8
Colorado Springs, Colo. 96.5 103.1 99.0 79.7 103.6 102.2 94.4
Denver, Colo. 103.5 107.2 110.6 88.5 96.7 104.6 102.3
Washington, DC 137.8 114.5 201.2 106.1 112.8 122.0 111.3
Jacksonville, Fla. 92.4 103.0 86.7 80.8 100.2 96.6 93.9
Atlanta, Ga. 97.2 96.5 93.6 88.3 101.4 108.4 100.5
Honolulu, Hawaii 162.4 153.6 243.8 143.7 130.1 115.1 117.3
Chicago, Ill. 128.6 117.8 169.5 109.0 107.7 121.0 110.7
Springfield, Ill. 92.1 90.7 85.9 102.1 99.7 92.9 92.8
Des Moines, Iowa 94.4 86.9 95.5 99.9 94.2 92.7 94.9
Topeka, Kans. 92.0 87.9 81.6 97.9 100.1 92.3 98.2
Baton Rouge, La. 104.1 113.1 95.4 113.1 102.8 100.5 106.0
Baltimore, Md. 107.6 105.7 115.0 110.5 101.1 105.3 103.1
Boston, Mass. 136.8 115.7 180.8 144.8 109.7 129.4 113.7
Detroit, Mich. 106.6 100.0 121.7 102.8 101.5 100.6 99.5
Minneapolis, Minn. 102.6 97.3 103.0 102.2 95.5 95.1 107.0
Jackson, Miss. 92.3 86.5 85.2 109.5 93.4 87.0 95.7
St. Louis, Mo. 99.9 103.4 96.5 94.6 96.9 100.9 103.7
Billings, Mont. 97.5 104.2 85.8 103.1 99.5 103.4 101.8
Omaha, Neb. 92.3 89.6 86.0 104.9 99.4 94.1 93.0
Las Vegas, Nev. 109.8 110.8 121.7 91.6 109.4 112.7 104.6
Albuquerque, N.M. 103.3 100.2 107.9 122.3 100.0 96.8 96.8
Buffalo, N.Y. 98.8 102.9 90.8 130.8 103.6 95.6 94.0
New York (Manhattan), N.Y. 212.1 137.1 399.2 146.6 117.4 139.2 136.2
Charlotte, N.C. 93.5 94.3 84.7 85.3 99.4 104.7 100.0
Cincinnati, Ohio 95.1 92.5 85.1 110.4 101.0 101.5 97.8
Cleveland, Ohio 102.7 112.9 100.0 115.2 100.8 101.5 98.3
Oklahoma City, Okla. 92.0 89.0 86.0 96.4 97.4 96.2 95.1
Eugene, Ore. 109.5 104.2 120.4 85.1 102.3 112.1 111.0
Portland, Ore. 110.9 116.8 109.0 117.1 107.1 111.6 109.5
Philadelphia, Pa. 119.0 116.4 126.5 125.6 103.5 110.4 117.0
Memphis, Tenn. 89.9 92.8 77.6 89.7 94.0 99.3 97.0
Dallas, Tex. 95.2 93.6 84.4 97.1 102.5 102.3 101.5
El Paso, Tex. 91.5 105.6 80.3 98.7 95.0 100.0 91.7
San Antonio, Tex. 94.2 83.5 97.2 80.4 89.1 97.3 100.5
Salt Lake City, Utah 97.3 103.8 93.2 88.4 97.5 108.0 99.4
Richmond, Va. 101.0 108.4 97.9 102.3 95.0 98.0 102.4
Seattle, Wash. 118.6 111.8 132.5 109.2 110.2 123.4 114.0
Milwaukee, Wis. 101.0 95.1 110.1 93.7 103.4 92.6 98.2
Cheyenne, Wyo. 107.7 114.8 115.6 111.9 95.2 96.9 101.7
1. Data are from the second quarter 2004 through first quarter 2005.
2. Indicates relative price levels for consumer goods and services. The average composite index for the nation is 100%, and each city's index is read as a percentage of the overall average.
3. Miscellaneous goods and services readily available across the U.S., including fast food, haircut, toiletries, denim jeans, newspaper subscription, movie ticket, beer, and wine.
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, ACCRA, P.O. Box 100127, Arlington Va., 22210. Web: www.coli.org.

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