Atlanta Cost of Living- An Eye-Opener

Metro Atlanta's cost of living survey includes some surprising statistics. who would have thought that coffee is cheaper in Boston and Washington DC than it is in Atlanta?

Cost of Living comparison by Atlanta Regional Commission

A recent survey conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) reveals some eye-opening statistics in comparing costs in metro Atlanta to other cities across the nation. As an example, if you live in Atlanta and make $50,000 per year, you’d need to earn over $120,000 to maintain the same lifestyle if you moved to New York City. On the other hand, you would only need to bring in $45,700 per year if you moved to St. Louis. In either case, you would need to purchase boots, a heavy winter coat, gloves and a hat to deal with cold weather an snow. And if you purchased a house, you’d also need a snow shovel. and a strong back.