Most Expensive Cities in the USA

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New York City

This city is one of the richest in America, with a cost of living 87.2% higher than the national average, according to Best Places. 

The cost of housing contributes the most to the cost of living in this area, since housing expenditures are 198.2% higher than the national average. 

Los Angeles

San Francisco

The price for all these luxuries is a cost of living that is 169.3% higher than the national average, with housing alone costing over five times the national average.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Due to the fact that food must be delivered from the mainland to Hawaii, supermarket prices are around 38.9% more than the national average.

Washington, D.C.

If you wish to enjoy this historic city, housing and transportation prices are the biggest cost of living differences between D.C. and the national average.

Boston, Massachusetts

Due to its proximity to top-tier healthcare facilities and schools that spend over $10,000 more per student than the national average.

San Diego, California

San Diego's cost of living is 60% higher than the national average, although it's cheaper than San Francisco and Los Angeles.

San Jose, California

The median household income in San Jose is higher than the national average, but the cost of living is 114.5% higher. 

Seattle, Washington

Housing is the most expensive expense in Seattle, costing 209% more than the national average and 145% more than the rest of Washington.

Miami, Florida

Compared to some of the other cities on this list, that’s downright affordable!

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