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Watercooler: Gauging relocation costs

Published April 13, 2013 11:18 pm

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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

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