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

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15. Barnstable Town, MA
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $9,281
> Monthly median family income (all types): $7,584
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,704
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $956
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $336
> Monthly median individual income: $2,989

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14. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $9,125
> Monthly median family income (all types): $9,381
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,814
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $1,052
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $306
> Monthly median individual income: $3,480

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13. Ithaca, NY
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $9,332
> Monthly median family income (all types): $6,714
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,725
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $935
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $289
> Monthly median individual income: $2,093

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12. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $8,772
> Monthly median family income (all types): $7,672
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $4,053
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $1,109
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $298
> Monthly median individual income: $2,969

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11. Anchorage, AK
> Monthly cost of living, family of 4: $9,555
> Monthly median family income (all types): $7,519
> Monthly cost of living, single adult: $3,779
> Monthly housing costs, single adult: $878
> Monthly food costs, single adult: $238
> Monthly median individual income: $3,366

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