What It Actually Costs to Live in America’s Most Expensive Cities

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25. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
> BEA cost of living: 7.2% more expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $7,378
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $1,325
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $799
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 39.5%
> Poverty rate: 10.4%

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24. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
> BEA cost of living: 7.4% more expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,528
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $1,156
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $757
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.0%
> Poverty rate: 16.4%

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23. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
> BEA cost of living: 7.6% more expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $7,081
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $1,351
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $853
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.5%
> Poverty rate: 15.4%

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22. Salinas, CA
> BEA cost of living: 8.1% more expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $8,083
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $1,433
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $802
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.8%
> Poverty rate: 12.5%

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21. Manchester-Nashua, NH
> BEA cost of living: 8.5% more expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,977
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $1,218
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $817
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 37.3%
> Poverty rate: 8.2%