Watercooler: Gauging relocation costs
Relocation to a new city often involves cost-of-living considerations. When considering a job and scenery change, it's not a bad idea to first check out how your current salary would fare in a new city. A number of user-friendly cost-of-living calculators on the Web can help you. Here are a few:
Best Places • A simple look at how your current salary measures up in a new town, at http://www.bestplaces.net/col/
Bankrate.com • Calculate relocation equivalents and expenses in dozens of categories, from home and rent price to different foods and services, at http://bit.ly/d0QRlx.
CityRating.com • Calculates the cost of living in two different states based on your current income, at http://bit.ly/mqOC.
PayScale • Looks at cost-of-living calculations between U.S. cities with graphs that chart increases or reductions in specific services, at http://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-calculator