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Cost of Living Calculator

If you're contemplating a move, you might be wondering if your salary and your new location are a match. Use our Cost of Living Calculator to figure out how expensive (or inexpensive) life would be in your new city.


How do you come up with the percentages in the Cost of Living calculator?

The percentages in the Cost of Living Calculator are based on the ACCRA Cost of Living Index (COL).
Each of the following categories contributes to the total:

  • Grocery costs

    The measure of change over time in the prices of common food items (think: milk, bread, and eggs). Takeout’s great, but at some point, you’ve got to stock your fridge. See how much of a bite food prices will take out of your budget.

  • Housing costs

    Keeping a roof over your head could be your biggest expense. Total housing expenses can include a home’s price, mortgage interest rates, monthly mortgage payments (plus interest), or cost of rent.

  • Utility costs

    The estimated energy and electric bills for renters and homeowners. Depending on where you live, these could differ greatly.

  • Transportation costs

    Even if you WFH, you’ll probably need to hop in a car at some point. Figure out what it’ll cost to drive in your new city.

  • Health care costs

    They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but we know that’s not quite right. Health care costs to consider in your city may include dental and medical visits and prescription drugs.

  • Miscellaneous costs

    After a long, hard day’s work – including WFH – you’ll need to unwind … or get new lightbulbs. Miscellaneous costs may cover everything from lightbulbs and shampoo to gym memberships and hair salon visits.

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