Compare the cost of living between two states

Select two US states below to see a price comparison based on a variety of indicators, including restaurants, groceries, clothing, transportation, and more.

How these numbers are calculated

We aggregate prices users like you enter, creating a reliable and consistent data set of prices. When a user contributes a price, they select a city that the price corresponds to.

The more prices that are entered, the more reliable the comparisons become. We average the cities within each state to build this comparison.