Comparison Chart

METRO AREA POPULATION COMMUTE LIVING COSTS HOME PRICES MEDIAN RENT
Atlanta 5.9 million 31 minutes $105,057 $198,500 $1,099
Boston 4.8 million 31 minutes $154,799 $452,900 $1,984
Charlotte, NC 2.5 million 26 minutes $100,103 $226,900 $1,036
Chicago 9.5 million 31 minutes $127,141 $248,500 $1,279
Columbus, OH 2.1 million 24 minutes $93,705 $189,900 $   970
Dallas/Fort Worth 7.4 million 28 minutes $108,772 $247,400 $1,163
Denver 2.9 million 27 minutes $116,821 $414,700 $1,543
Indianapolis 2.0 million 25 minutes $95,769 $171,500 $   907
Kansas City 2.1 million 25 minutes $98,039 $194,800 $   928
MILWAUKEE/RACINE 1.8 million 23 minutes $100,000 $239,600 $  969
Minneapolis/St. Paul 3.6 million 25 minutes $109,701 $252,100 $1,164
Portland, OR 2.5 million 26 minutes $135,191 $381,800 $1,448
San Jose, CA 2.0 million 27 minutes $202,580 $1,180,000 $2,753
Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg 3.1 million 27 minutes $91,950 $220,000 $1,116

NOTES: 

Population for metropolitan area taken from 2017 Census estimates.

Commute indicates average one-way commute time (2012-2016 American Community Survey - U.S. Census Bureau data).

Living Costs based on the relative cost-of-living index (ACCRA Cost-of-Living Index- 2018).

Home Prices indicates median sales price of single-family homes (2017- National Association of Realtors).

 

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