CREC Project News and Updates

C2ER Publishes Quarter 2 of COLI

September 9, 2016

Quarter 2 Cost of Living Index Released!

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) published its second quarter update to the Cost of Living Index (COLI).

C2ER produces the Cost of Living Index (COLI) to provide a useful and reasonably accurate measure to compare cost of living differences among urban areas. Items on which the Index is based have been carefully chosen to reflect the different categories of consumer expenditures. Weights assigned to relative costs are based on government survey data on expenditure patterns for mid-management households. All items are priced in each place at a specified time and according to standardized specifications

To purchase these publications, please visit the COLI/Store. For additional information or any questions you may have, please contact Jennie Allison or call (703) 522-4980.

Founded in 1961, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is a membership organization that promotes excellence in community and economic research by working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and foster learning about regional economic analytic method.

About This Project

Cost of Living Index
Start Date: Jan 2000 — End Date: Ongoing

The Cost of Living Index (COLI) is the most reliable source of city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs available since 1968. Its data is recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNN Money, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) collects and compares COLI […]

About the Client

Council for Community and Economic Research

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) promotes excellence in community and economic research by improving data quality and availability by fostering learning about regional economic analytic methods.