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Use Salary.com's Cost of Living Calculator to easily compare the cost of living in your current location to the cost of living in a new location. We use the Consumer Price Index ( CPI) and salary differentials of over 300+ US cities to give you a comparison of costs and salary.What are cost of living scores and indexes?
Cost of Living scores and indexes are a way to compare the overall price of goods and services between different areas of the United States. The national average is 100, so when you look at a place’s COL Index you can instantly see how much more or less you’ll have to pay to live there.How is NerdWallet's cost of Living Calculator different from other resources?
How is this tool different from other resources out there? While other resources provide basic cost comparisons, NerdWallet’s cost of living calculator and accompanying city life tool go one step further by offering information on schools, quality of life and demographics, giving users a one-stop shop to explore new cities.Is it possible to live on less than 30% of your income?
Depending on where you live and how much you make, paying less than 30% of your income to keep a roof over your head may or may not be possible. So, moving to an area with lower housing costs can make a serious difference to your overall cost of living.