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Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Live InFollow @CHLebedinsky
To come up with our list of the priciest places to live, we looked at living expenses in metropolitan areas across the U.S., as compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research. Its Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for housing, utilities, transportation, grocery items, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services. We didn't include cities with populations below 50,000.
A Cost of Living Index score of 100 is the national average. The higher a score, the higher the cost of living in that city. Little Rock, Ark., and Cleveland have scores of 99.9 and 100.1, respectively, meaning they’re right in the middle in terms of living costs. We also gleaned average home prices from the Council for Community and Economic Research. Population and median household income data come from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Take a look at our list of the 10 most expensive places to live in the U.S. Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Live In