There are 16 states with a cost of living that is higher than that of the U.S. National average. The cost
of living in Washington D.C. is also higher due to its overall population density as compared that of states. The state of New Jersey has the highest estimated cost of living
in the nation by 14.81%. The state of Montana has the lowest estimated cost of living in the United States by 13.47%.
Cost of Living Comparison and Salary Calculator
Use this salary calculator to compare the living costs of two different cities in the USA.
The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption areas such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, along with supply and demand factors reflected on the salary ranges for
a particular city, or state and the regional and national Consumer Price Index (CPI) information.