CREC Project News and Updates

C2ER Publishes 2014 Annual Averages for COLI

February 3, 2015

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) published the 2014 annual averages for the Cost of Living Index (COLI).

C2ER produces the Cost of Living Index 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 midmanagement households. All items are priced in each place at a specified time and according to standardized specifications.

The Cost of Living Index Report is available quarterly in either hard copy or electronic form. A hard copy of the index is a magazine-style publication that is mailed to the shipping address provided. PDF or Excel formats are available for immediate download after the credit card transaction is approved. Single printed copy of reports may be purchased for $82.5 each or $165 for four (4) consecutive quarters. The price for a single PDF report is $75 and four consecutive quarters is $150. The price for a single Excel report is $95 and four consecutive quarters is $250. Subscriptions begin with the current issue unless a subscriber specifies otherwise.