Tag Archives: Cost of Living

U.S. Housing Characteristics — The American Housing Survey

Did you know that in 2011: Median renter household income was $28,000 while owner-occupied housing income was $58,919 Median renter monthly housing cost was $845 versus $1,008 for owner-occupied housing Monthly electricity bills for renters was a median $90 per month versus $121 for owner-occupied housing If you ever wanted to know details — from …Read more

Another Top-10 City List: Best Places for Real Estate Investors to Retire — Plus 5 Bonus Cities…

RealtyTrac has taken a look at where savvy real estate investors might retire based on housing market performance factors, climate, comparative cost of living and where retirement-aged people migrate. Factors in their rankings include: Housing market dynamics: median home prices, home price percentage change May 2012 to May 2013, capitalization rates – defined as the net annual income …Read more

Another Top-10 List: Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In

One thing this ongoing economic downturn forced was an increasing sensitivity in both individuals and businesses to the comparative costs of living—and ultimately the cost of doing business. Kiplinger reported the 10 most-affordable cities based on analyses by the Council for Community and Economic Research’s quarterly calculation of living expenses. Kiplinger excluded cities less than …Read more

Another Top 10 City List — The Most Expensive Cities in the World

Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting and related services (owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies, NYSE-MMC), completes an annual survey of the relative cost of living allowing companies with global operations to assure that expatriates working abroad are appropriately compensated in their housing and living costs.  The survey results are also a great …Read more