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Cost of Living Index for Selected U.S. Cities1


The following table shows the cost of living in U.S. cities according to percent of income spent on goods, including groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, and more.

Component index weights

100%

12.49%

29.84%

9.94%

10.73%

4.07%

32.93%

Composite
index2
Grocery
items
Housing Utilities Trans-
portation
Health
care
Misc. goods
and services3
Montgomery, Ala. 95.9 98.7 94.2 100.4 94.8 85.7 96.4
Juneau, Alaska 134.7 135.6 150.6 138.2 127.1 144.4 121.8
Phoenix, Ariz. 101.0 100.5 102.1 93.9 100.8 101.0 102.6
Los Angeles, Calif. 145.4 111.8 254.0 78.9 113.6 103.8 104.0
San Diego, Calif. 140.3 111.9 220.5 105.1 111.3 116.3 107.7
San Francisco, Calif. 169.5 139.6 278.3 88.1 123.2 123.4 135.2
Colorado Springs, Colo. 94.2 94.7 90.4 88.0 104.3 104.5 94.8
Denver, Colo. 103.8 103.0 110.6 102.8 95.5 108.5 100.9
Washington, DC 137.2 106.6 213.0 111.8 109.9 110.0 106.1
Jacksonville, Fla. 99.1 99.1 96.5 88.3 106.8 96.0 102.3
Atlanta, Ga. 96.5 98.7 92.9 85.2 103.6 103.4 98.9
Honolulu, Hawaii 164.0 159.3 249.3 140.3 117.6 110.3 123.8
Chicago, Ill. 110.8 108.4 126.5 108.2 113.2 104.3 100.0
Springfield, Ill. 93.3 94.6 85.4 97.7 107.4 122.0 91.7
Des Moines, Iowa 90.6 87.1 87.2 96.7 94.2 89.8 92.0
Topeka, Kans. 89.9 90.2 77.0 93.0 97.8 93.4 96.5
Baton Rouge, La. 91.6 95.4 84.0 89.6 92.5 99.9 95.6
Baltimore, Md. 118.6 106.8 152.9 116.8 108.4 104.1 100.7
Boston, Mass. 135.4 120.1 165.9 129.6 104.8 136.0 127.0
Detroit, Mich. 98.6 97.6 97.9 107.9 100.7 99.2 96.1
Minneapolis, Minn. 110.6 112.1 122.7 101.6 108.0 102.9 104.5
Jackson, Miss. 93.9 90.8 85.9 103.7 93.6 104.5 97.4
St. Louis, Mo. 91.8 106.2 78.8 91.2 96.1 97.2 95.2
Billings, Mont. 104.5 97.1 119.8 102.2 94.5 100.9 98.9
Omaha, Neb. 88.9 87.2 79.3 88.3 101.0 94.7 93.2
Las Vegas, Nev. 110.3 100.8 135.1 106.5 104.4 107.0 97.0
Albuquerque, N.M. 98.7 100.3 104.0 87.0 99.1 98.9 97.0
Buffalo, N.Y. 101.8 105.4 90.6 134.5 107.5 93.4 99.4
New York (Manhattan), N.Y. 214.3 158.2 400.7 152.5 122.6 128.4 139.6
Charlotte, N.C. 90.0 99.2 76.5 83.5 92.4 104.3 96.9
Cincinnati, Ohio 90.8 89.2 81.3 99.6 98.9 91.9 94.0
Cleveland, Ohio 99.3 106.6 90.4 113.3 101.7 102.4 98.7
Oklahoma City, Okla. 90.4 86.4 79.6 84.0 100.4 103.9 97.8
Eugene, Ore. 110.7 90.2 137.7 83.2 111.4 111.3 104.4
Portland, Ore. 121.4 124.3 135.8 104.0 111.1 107.9 118.2
Philadelphia, Pa. 124.1 124.4 146.1 116.5 105.9 110.9 115.3
Memphis, Tenn. 89.7 90.5 77.4 84.1 92.3 97.1 99.1
Dallas, Tex. 91.5 99.0 72.3 98.9 103.5 101.6 97.5
El Paso, Tex. 93.4 112.1 79.4 95.9 99.3 100.3 94.4
San Antonio, Tex. 94.5 83.7 85.1 83.8 100.1 102.5 106.6
Salt Lake City, Utah 101.1 102.3 99.2 87.7 103.6 99.2 105.5
Richmond, Va. 106.9 94.7 112.7 112.6 108.1 102.1 105.3
Seattle, Wash. 121.5 113.0 155.0 94.9 106.2 124.0 109.7
Milwaukee, Wis. 100.3 95.3 106.4 96.5 100.2 111.1 97.2
Cheyenne, Wyo. 99.6 106.0 103.1 96.5 95.5 96.3 96.9

1. Data are from 2007.

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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