US Cost of Living Comparison





These are numbers for June 2022.

Above you can compare the cost of living between two cities in the United States.  Included in these cost of living comparisons, you can see the difference in the cost of rent for the following apartment types: studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments.  You can also get the difference in clothing and energy costs, including gas.  Lastly, there is a grocery comparison, showing the variance in the price of everyday food.  This data was obtained from government sources, largely the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

These numbers are in all likelihood more accurate than those from Payscale, Numbeo, CNNMoney, Bankrate, and NerdWallet, as their data is purchased from an organization (named C2ER) that has very faulty methodology.  For example, their cost of living calculators look at the costs incurred by people whose incomes are in the top quintile in the cities of the United States.  The data presented here are a better indicator of the actual cost of living, as it includes people from all incomes, not just people who earn the top 20% in particular cities.  More data is coming soon, which will include clothing.  I also hope to add a page to my website where I go through the methodology from Payscale, Numbeo, CNNMoney, Bankrate, and NerdWallet and show exactly why their data is improper.

These are the cities and towns that are included in this tool: Abilene, TX Addison, TX Akron, OH Alameda, CA Albuquerque, NM Alexandria, VA Allen, TX Allentown, PA Alpharetta, GA Altamonte Springs, FL Amarillo, TX Anaheim, CA Anchorage, AK Ann Arbor, MI Annandale, VA Annapolis, MD Apex, NC Apopka, FL Apple Valley, MN Arlington Heights, IL Arlington, TX Arlington, VA Arvada, CO Ashburn, VA Asheville, NC Atascocita, TX Athens, GA Atlanta, GA Auburn Hills, MI Auburn, WA Augusta, GA Aurora, CO Aurora, IL Austin, TX Aventura, FL Avondale, AZ Bakersfield, CA Ballwin, MO Baltimore, MD Baton Rouge, LA Baytown, TX Beachwood, OH Beaumont, TX Beaverton, OR Bedford, TX Bel Air South, MD Belleville, MI Bellevue, NE Bellevue, WA Berkeley, CA Bethesda, MD Birmingham, AL Bloomington, IN Bloomington, MN Boca Raton, FL Boerne, TX Boise, ID Bossier City, LA Boston, MA Bothell, WA Boulder, CO Bowling Green, KY Boynton Beach, FL Bradenton, FL Brandon, FL Brea, CA Brentwood, TN Brighton, CO Broken Arrow, OK Brookhaven, GA Brooklyn Park, MN Broomfield, CO Bryan, TX Buffalo, NY Burbank, CA Burleson, TX Burlington, MA Burnsville, MN Cambridge, MA Campbell, CA Canton, GA Carlsbad, CA Carmel, IN Carney, MD Carrollton, TX Cary, NC Casselberry, FL Castle Rock, CO Catalina Foothills, AZ Cedar Park, TX Celebration, FL Centennial, CO Centreville, VA Chamblee, GA Chandler, AZ Chapel Hill, NC Charleston, SC Charlotte, NC Charlottesville, VA Chattanooga, TN Cherry Hill Mall, NJ Chesapeake, VA Chester, VA Chesterfield, MO Chevy Chase, MD Chicago, IL Chino Hills, CA Chino, CA Chula Vista, CA Cincinnati, OH Citrus Heights, CA Clarksville, TN Clearwater, FL Clermont, FL Cleveland, OH Clute, TX Cockeysville, MD Coconut Creek, FL Coeur d’Alene, ID College Station, TX Colorado Springs, CO Columbia, MD Columbia, SC Columbus, GA Columbus, IN Columbus, OH Concord, NC Conroe, TX Contra Costa Centre, CA Conyers, GA Coppell, TX Coral Gables, FL Coral Springs, FL Cornelius, NC Corona, CA Corpus Christi, TX Costa Mesa, CA Cumming, GA Cupertino, CA Dallas, TX Dania Beach, FL Daphne, AL Davenport, IA Davie, FL Daytona Beach, FL Dearborn, MI Delray Beach, FL Denton, TX Denver, CO Des Moines, IA Destin, FL Detroit, MI Doral, FL Doraville, GA Douglasville, GA Draper, UT Dublin, CA Dublin, OH Duluth, GA Dunwoody, GA Durham, NC Eagan, MN Eden Prairie, MN Edina, MN El Paso, TX Elkridge, MD Ellicott City, MD Elmhurst, IL Englewood, CO Eugene, OR Euless, TX Evansville, IN Everett, WA Exton, PA Fair Oaks, VA Fairfax, VA Fairfield, CA Falls Church, VA Fargo, ND Farmers Branch, TX Farmington Hills, MI Farmington, MI Fayetteville, NC Federal Way, WA Fishers, IN Fitchburg, WI Florence, KY Florissant, MO Flower Mound, TX Flowery Branch, GA Folsom, CA Forestville, MD Fort Collins, CO Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort Lee, NJ Fort Mill, SC Fort Myers, FL Fort Washington, MD Fort Wayne, IN Fort Worth, TX Foster City, CA Framingham, MA Franklin, TN Frederick, MD Fredericksburg, VA Fremont, CA Fresno, CA Frisco, TX Fullerton, CA Gainesville, FL Gainesville, GA Gaithersburg, MD Gallatin, TN Galveston, TX Garland, TX Garner, NC Georgetown, TX Germantown, MD Gilbert, AZ Glen Burnie, MD Glendale, AZ Glendale, CA Glendale, CO Glenview, IL Golden Valley, MN Golden, CO Gonzales, LA Goodyear, AZ Grand Forks, ND Grand Prairie, TX Grand Rapids, MI Grapevine, TX Greeley, CO Greenbelt, MD Greensboro, NC Greenville, NC Greenville, SC Greenwood, IN Greer, SC Gresham, OR Hackensack, NJ Haltom City, TX Hampton, VA Happy Valley, OR Harrisburg, PA Harrison, NJ Hartford, CT Hattiesburg, MS Hayward, CA Henderson, NV Hendersonville, TN Herndon, VA Herriman, UT Highlands Ranch, CO Hilliard, OH Hillsboro, OR Hoboken, NJ Hollywood, FL Honolulu, HI Hoover, AL Hopkins, MN Houston, TX Humble, TX Huntersville, NC Huntington Beach, CA Huntsville, AL Hyattsville, MD Independence, MO Indianapolis, IN Irvine, CA Irving, TX Issaquah, WA Jackson, MS Jacksonville, FL Jersey City, NJ Jersey Village, TX Johns Creek, GA Kansas City, KS Kansas City, MO Kennesaw, GA Kent, WA Killeen, TX King of Prussia, PA Kirkland, WA Kissimmee, FL Knoxville, TN La Mesa, CA Lacey, WA Lafayette, LA Laguna Niguel, CA Lake Charles, LA Lake Forest, CA Lake Mary, FL Lake Oswego, OR Lakeland, FL Lakewood, CO Lakewood, WA Landover, MD Lansdale, PA Lansing, MI Largo, MD Las Vegas, NV Laurel, MD League City, TX Leander, TX Lee’s Summit, MO Leesburg, VA Leland, NC Lenexa, KS Lewisville, TX Lexington Park, MD Lexington, KY Lincoln, NE Lisle, IL Lithia Springs, GA Lithonia, GA Little Rock, AR Littleton, CO Lombard, IL Lone Tree, CO Long Beach, CA Longmont, CO Longview, TX Longwood, FL Los Angeles, CA Louisville, CO Louisville, KY Loveland, CO Lowell, MA Lubbock, TX Lynnwood, WA Madison, AL Madison, WI Maitland, FL Malden, MA Manassas, VA Manchester, CT Manchester, NH Mansfield, TX Marietta, GA Marina del Rey, CA Marlborough, MA Maryland Heights, MO Matthews, NC Mauldin, SC McDonough, GA McKinney, TX McNair, VA Medford, MA Melbourne, FL Memphis, TN Merrifield, VA Mesa, AZ Mesquite, TX Metairie, LA Miami, FL Middletown, CT Midland, TX Midvale, UT Milford Mill, MD Milpitas, CA Milwaukee, WI Minneapolis, MN Minnetonka, MN Miramar, FL Mishawaka, IN Mission Viejo, CA Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Mooresville, NC Moreno Valley, CA Morristown, NJ Morrisville, NC Mount Pleasant, SC Mount Prospect, IL Mountain View, CA Mountlake Terrace, WA Murfreesboro, TN Murray, UT Myrtle Beach, SC Naperville, IL Naples, FL Nashua, NH Nashville, TN New Braunfels, TX New Brunswick, NJ New Carrollton, MD New Haven, CT New Orleans, LA New York City, NY Newark, DE Newark, NJ Newcastle, WA New Orleans, LA Newport Beach, CA Newport News, VA Newark, NJ New York, NY Noblesville, IN Norcross, GA Norfolk, VA Norman, OK Norristown, PA North Bethesda, MD North Charleston, SC North Decatur, GA North Las Vegas, NV North Little Rock, AR North Miami Beach, FL North Miami, FL North Richland Hills, TX North Salt Lake, UT Northglenn, CO Norwood, MA O’Fallon, MO Oakland, CA Oceanside, CA Ocoee, FL Odenton, MD Odessa, TX Oklahoma City, OK Olathe, KS Olympia, WA Omaha, NE Ontario, CA Orange, CA Orlando, FL Overland Park, KS Oviedo, FL Owings Mills, MD Oxnard, CA Oxon Hill, MD Palatine, IL Palm Bay, FL Palm Beach Gardens, FL Palo Alto, CA Panama City Beach, FL Papillion, NE Paradise, NV Parker, CO Parma Heights, OH Pasadena, CA Pasadena, TX Peabody, MA Peachtree Corners, GA Pearland, TX Pembroke Pines, FL Peoria, AZ Petersburg, VA Pflugerville, TX Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Pikesville, MD Pittsburgh, PA Plano, TX Plantation, FL Pleasanton, CA Plymouth, MI Plymouth, MN Pomona, CA Pompano Beach, FL Pooler, GA Port Orange, FL Port St. Lucie, FL Portland, OR Princeton, NJ Providence, RI Puyallup, WA Quincy, MA Raleigh, NC Rancho Cucamonga, CA Redmond, WA Redwood City, CA Reisterstown, MD Reno, NV Renton, WA Reston, VA Richardson, TX Richfield, MN Richland, WA Richmond, VA Ridgeland, MS Riverside, CA Riverview, FL Rochester, MN Rochester, NY Rock Hill, SC Rockledge, FL Rocklin, CA Rockville, MD Rockwall, TX Roseville, CA Roseville, MN Roswell, GA Round Rock, TX Sacramento, CA Salt Lake City, UT San Angelo, TX San Antonio, TX San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA San Marcos, CA San Marcos, TX San Mateo, CA Sandy Springs, GA Sandy, UT Sanford, FL Santa Ana, CA Santa Clara, CA Santa Clarita, CA Santa Fe, NM Santa Monica, CA Santa Rosa, CA Sarasota, FL Saratoga Springs, NY Savannah, GA Schaumburg, IL Scottsdale, AZ Seattle, WA Severn, MD Sherman, TX Shoreline, WA Shreveport, LA Silver Spring, MD Silverdale, WA Simi Valley, CA Sioux Falls, SD Smyrna, GA Somerville, MA South Bend, IN South Jordan, UT South Laurel, MD Sparks, NV Spartanburg, SC Spokane Valley, WA Spokane, WA Spring Hill, TN Spring Valley, NV Spring, TX Springfield, VA St. Charles, MO St. Cloud, MN St. Louis Park, MN St. Louis, MO St. Paul, MN St. Peters, MO St. Petersburg, FL Stafford, TX Stamford, CT Sterling Heights, MI Stockbridge, GA Sugar Land, TX Suitland, MD Summerville, SC Sunnyvale, CA Sunrise, FL Superior, CO Surprise, AZ Suwanee, GA Tacoma, WA Tallahassee, FL Tampa, FL Temecula, CA Tempe, AZ Temple, TX The Colony, TX The Woodlands, TX Thornton, CO Thousand Oaks, CA Tigard, OR Tomball, TX Topeka, KS Town ‘n’ Country, FL Towson, MD Troy, MI Tualatin, OR Tucker, GA Tucson, AZ Tulsa, OK Tyler, TX Tysons Corner, VA Union City, CA Universal City, TX Vacaville, CA Vancouver, WA Ventura, CA Victoria, TX Vinings, GA Virginia Beach, VA Vista, CA Waco, TX Wake Forest, NC Waldorf, MD Walnut Creek, CA Waltham, MA Warner Robins, GA Washington, DC Watertown Town, MA Watertown, NY Waukegan, IL Waxahachie, TX Weatherford, TX Webster, TX Wellington, FL Wells Branch, TX Wesley Chapel, FL West Chester, PA West Covina, CA West Des Moines, IA West Hollywood, CA West Jordan, UT West New York, NJ West Palm Beach, FL West Sacramento, CA West Valley City, UT Westerville, OH Westminster, CO Westmont, IL Weston, FL Wethersfield, CT Weymouth Town, MA Wheat Ridge, CO Wheaton, IL Wheaton, MD White Plains, NY Wichita, KS Willoughby Hills, OH Wilmington, NC Wilsonville, OR Winston-Salem, NC Winter Park, FL Winter Springs, FL Woburn, MA Woodbury, MN Woodinville, WA Woodstock, GA Worcester, MA Wyoming, MI Yonkers, NY and Ypsilanti, MI