Cost of Living

Consumer Price Index


Items and Group US Average Dallas-Fort Worth
All Items 240.0 220.7
Food and beverages 247.7 250.7
Food 248.2 245.4
Food at Home 239.1 218.5
Food away from home 262.7 287.1
Alcoholic beverages 242.5 320.3
Housing 244.0 205.2
Shelter 288.2 224.3
Rent of residence 296.8 235.5
Fuels and utilities 228.9 219.1
Household energy 191.1 201.4
Household furnishings 91.7 90.1
Apparel 126.0 108.2
Transportation 194.9 195.3
Private transportation 189.5 196.8
Motor fuel 188.4 182.9
Gasoline 187.6 182.0
Medical care 463.7 432.2
Recreation 117.0 111.6
Education and communication 139.2 140.9
Other goods and services 423.1 389.1

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, March, 2016 http://bls.gov Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Select areas, averages by expenditure, category, commodity and service group.

ACCRA Cost of Living Index (All Items)



City Cost of Living Index Average Rent Average Home Price
National Average 100.0

Dallas, TX 95.2 $865 $220,002
Seattle, WA 176.5 $1,980 $548,187
Los Angeles, CA 166.2 $2,420 $617,169
Orlando, FL 96.3 $958 $287,272
Denver, CO 127.5 $1,306 $398,144
Manhattan, NY 260.6 $3,984 $1,472,476
Chicago, IL 110.9 $1,236 $431,884
Atlanta, GA 101.8 $1,050 $289,012
Phoenix, AZ 99.4 $880 $292,558

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index (COLI), 2016

Average for 323 Urban Areas=100