Cost of Living
Cost of Living Comparison
Source: Sperling's Best Places (www.bestplaces.net), 2022 data.
This index compares the relative cost of living in different locations. Using the United States as the base location (100), an index value of 120 means that the cost of living in that particular community is 20% higher than in the base location; a value of 94 indicates more affordable than the United States as a whole.
The total of all cost of living categories is weighted as follows: 30% housing, 15% groceries, 10% transportation, 6% utilities, 7% health care, and 32% miscellaneous (clothing, services, entertainment); state and local taxes are not included.