Just for giggles:
if you move from Houston TX to Los Angeles-Long Beach CA...
Groceries will cost: 40.397% more
Housing will cost: 217.833% more
Utilities will cost: 17.586% more
Transportation will cost: 18.099% more
Healthcare will cost: 14.346% more
Comparable salary in New York (Manhattan) NY: $153,337.23
If you move from Boston MA to New York (Manhattan) NY...
Groceries will cost: 17.218% more
Housing will cost: 118.66% more
Utilities will cost: 3.364% more
Transportation will cost: 5.746% more
Healthcare will cost: 5.396% more
I'm not sure how housing is less, but the rest makes sense. Gas is cheaper here because the NE oil pipeling doglegs north right in Doraville and we've got a lot of fuel refineries around there. Since fuel isn't quite as expensive, groceries aren't as expensive. Its not quite as hot and the fuel is cheaper, so that accounts for utilities. Healthcare ... well ... what self respecting doctor wants to live in Savannah?Can this be right? ATL can't be cheaper than SAV...
Salary in Savannah GA: $ X
Comparable salary in Atlanta GA: $ X-$1,000
If you move from Savannah GA to Atlanta GA...
Groceries will cost: 1.401% less
Housing will cost: 2.643% less
Utilities will cost: 13.139% less
Transportation will cost: 6.92% more
Healthcare will cost: 6.509% more