In a country as large and diverse as the United States, the cost of living can vary widely from one state to another. Ranging from resorts in the Pacific to bustling metropolitan areas in the Northeast, the variation in living costs extends beyond geography and climate, affected by factors like housing, healthcare, and transportation.
Our everyday necessities come with a cost and in agglomerated settings, where competition for resources is high, these costs can skyrocket. Our analysis, using the Cost of Living Index, breaks down where your dollar might struggle the most. This Index casts the average U.S. cost of living as a baseline of 100, making it easier to visualize and comprehend the relative costs across different states.