cost of living


BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX BY MONTH
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for goods and services..
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/


COST OF LIVING CALCULATOR
This calculator compares living-cost indexes and salary differentials and reports the salary adjustment needed to maintain your standard of living, and what salary increase or decrease is likely given local market factors.
http://swz.salary.com/CostOfLivingWizard/LayoutScripts/Coll_Start.aspx


COST OF LIVING IN LOS ANGELES
Determine the cost of home prices, rents, utilities, transportation, and health care.
https://smartasset.com/mortgage/what-is-the-true-cost-of-living-in-la


COMPARE TWO CITIES
Evaluate the profiles of two cities, looking at demographics, finances, economics, and other quality-of-life factors important to you.
http://www.moving.com/real-estate/compare-cities/


CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) INFLATION CALCULATOR
The CPI inflation calculator uses the average Consumer Price Index for a given calendar year. This data represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. This index value has been calculated every year since 1913. For the current year, the latest monthly index value is used.
http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm


CALIFORNIA’S HIGH HOUSING COSTS: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

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Figure 1. California's High Housing Costs - Causes and Consequences



EXPATISTAN
Collaborative international cost of living 
https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/los-angeles


NUMBEO
Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/


SPERLINGS BEST PLACES

The cost-of-living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Los Angeles is cheaper than the US average. A cost-of-living index above 100 means Los Angeles is more expensive. Overall, the cost-of-living in Los Angeles is 163.50.
http://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/california/los_angeles


References


Figure 1. California's High Housing Costs - Causes and Consequences

Alamo, C. and Uhler, B. (2015, March 17). California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences. Legislative Analyst’s Office. [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2015/finance/housing-costs/housing-costs.pdf

Figure 2. Housing-cost rise overview

Alamo, C. and Uhler, B. (2015, March 17). California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences. Legislative Analyst’s Office. [video]. Retrieved from http://www.lao.ca.gov/Videos/Player?playlistId=20

Figure 3. Reasons for scarce housing  

Alamo, C. and Uhler, B. (2015, March 17). California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences. Legislative Analyst’s Office. [video]. Retrieved from http://www.lao.ca.gov/Videos/Player?playlistId=20&videoId=138 and https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/CEQA

Figure 4. Consequences of high costs

Alamo, C. and Uhler, B. (2015, March 17). California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences. Legislative Analyst’s Office. [video]. Retrieved from http://www.lao.ca.gov/Videos/Player?playlistId=20&videoId=139










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