Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.
Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economic and Analytics, U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Cost of Living based on data as of 2017q2
Why It's Important
The cost of living index measures the prices of goods and services relative to a region and creates a specific number representing the cost of “living” in that region over time. It can help you make accurate and reliable cost of living comparisons between your area and other participating cities across the United States.