Special Report

35 Most Expensive Cities to Move

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15. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,479
> 1st month’s rent: $1,751
> Median household income: $91,079
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): -0.1%

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14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,544
> 1st month’s rent: $1,904
> Median household income: $102,180
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): +4.0%

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13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,554
> 1st month’s rent: $1,698
> Median household income: $78,478
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): -2.3%

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12. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,561
> 1st month’s rent: $1,898
> Median household income: $77,472
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): +0.3%

11. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA metro area
> Avg. total moving cost: $6,643
> 1st month’s rent: $1,939
> Median household income: $71,148
> Population change from migration (2010-2018): +4.5%