A number of user-friendly cost of living calculators on the web can help you figure out your salary needs in a new location.
Here are a few:
- Best Places: A simple look at how your current salary measures up in a new town. www.bestplaces.net/col/
- Calculate relocation equivalents and expenses in dozens of categories, from home and rent price to different foods and services. www.bankrate.com/calculators/savings/moving-cost-of-living-calculator.aspx
- Calculates the cost of living in two different states based on your current income. www.cityrating.com/costofliving.asp
- Looks at cost of living calculations between U.S. cities with graphs that chart increases or reductions in specific services. www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-calculator
- Explore cost of living differences based on old and new home and work locations, with brief analysis details about the move. swz.salary.com/CostOfLivingWizard/layoutscripts/coll_start.asp
Source: McClatchy-Tribune Information Services