{{city.name}}, {{city.state.code}}
{{profile.name}}
More
affordable
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affordable

Income Income {{censusTract.properties.income.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Taxes {{censusTract.properties.taxes.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
House rent {{censusTract.properties.houseRentCosts.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Food costs {{censusTract.properties.foodCosts.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Utilities {{censusTract.properties.utilitiesCosts.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Child care {{censusTract.properties.childCareCosts.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Healthcare {{censusTract.properties.healthCareCosts.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Transportation {{censusTract.properties.transportationCosts.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
Money left {{censusTract.properties.moneyLeft.toString() | currency : '$' : 0}}/yr
How to use this tool

The breakdown at right shows income and expenses estimated for each demographic at the selected location.

Explore cost of living across different income, profession and family compositions. Select a predefined demographic or enter yours above.

Disposable income or money left is illustrated by colors in the map: green areas mean that you can afford to live there based on the income and expense estimates, whereas red areas show areas are not affordable (i.e. expenses are higher than income).

Income data comes from the BLS for 800+ professions accross 1200+ geographical areas. Taxes are estimated accounting for both federal and state laws. Rental prices are estimated at the neighbourhood level (12,000+ census tracts). Full methodology and presentation here.

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Your occupation
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Your spouse occupation
{{profile.secondProfession.name}} : {{profile.secondProfessionIncome | currency : '$' : 0}}
Family
in house
Rent ({{slider.value}} sq.ft.)
Food plan
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Your occupation Spouse occupation
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{{specialProfessions.AVERAGE_INCOME.name}}
{{specialProfessions.STAY_AT_HOME.name}}
{{specialProfessions.MINIMUM_WAGE.name}}
{{category.name}}
{{profession.name}}
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