Cost of Living
Wolfram|Alpha offers data about the cost of living in American cities. The overall index is broken down into broad categories typical of a household budget, which is supplemented with average retail prices for a basket of specific goods and services that allow for more granular comparisons. Wolfram|Alpha also offers a relocation calculator that computes the necessary income for an equivalent standard of living in a new city along with other useful information about quality‐of‐life issues, such as climate, crime and traffic.
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