Special Report

35 Most Expensive Cities to Move

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20. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,288
> 1st month’s rent: $1,761
> Median household income: $88,711
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): +4.3%

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19. Anchorage, AK metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,305
> 1st month’s rent: $1,674
> Median household income: $81,037
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): -3.6%

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18. Salinas, CA metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,421
> 1st month’s rent: $1,854
> Median household income: $70,681
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): -3.0%

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17. Boulder, CO metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,432
> 1st month’s rent: $1,871
> Median household income: $83,755
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): +7.4%

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16. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,448
> 1st month’s rent: $1,862
> Median household income: $87,910
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): +9.2%