COU Standard of Living Index

COU Reports

In this report, The COU Standard of Living Index, COU provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters. See the report to understand the detailed criteria used to create the standard of living index.

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This report was originally summarized in an article by Forbes on 11/01/16.

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