Living Here

Affordable Cost of Living

With the cost of living below the national average, the I-77 Region offers a reasonable cost of living coupled with a high quality of life.

Chester
County
Fairfield
County
Lancaster
County
Richland
County
York
County
I-77
Region
Overall 83 81.80 92.60 90.70 96.30 88.88
Grocery 101.80 101.80 102.70 102.50 104.40 102.64
Health 102 85 103 101 98 97.80
Housing 46 52 74 67 88 65.40
Utilities 99 103 100 114 99 103.00
Transportation 97 87 97 104 99 96.80
Miscellaneous 102 100 103 97 100 100.40

U.S. Average - 100
Source: Sperling’s Best Places, www.bestplaces.net, as of December 2016

Cost of Living Index Comparison for U.S. Metro Markets

US Metro Cost of
Living Index
New York (Manhattan) NY 236.1
San Francisco CA 178.1
Boston MA 145.7
Seattle WA 145.5
Miami-Dade FL 110.9
Denver CO 110.2
Atlanta GA 100.0
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN 96.7
Austin TX 95.5
Raleigh NC 89.0
I-77 Region 88.88
U.S. Average 100.0

Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, www.coli.org, Q3 2015

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