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Moving Guide


Whether changing jobs, retiring, or just looking for a fresh start, many Americans will find themselves relocating this year.

BestPlaces encourages you to be well-informed before your move and use our site to do the necessary research before packing up.

Here are the three tools you must use:

1. COST OF LIVING COMPARE

Our Cost of Living Compare feature tells you how far your salary will go in your new city, along with other COL data points. For example if you're moving from Chicago to Pittsburgh, you'll learn that a salary of 100K in Chicago will translate to 80K - 84K in Pittsburgh, meaning you can maintain the same standard of living with an income of 15% less.

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2. CITY COMPARE TOOL

Our City Compare Tool delves a bit deeper and gives you a side by side comparison of SIX extremely important data points - Population, Median Income, Median Age, Average Home Price, Unemployment, and Average Commute Time. Definitely use this to compare your current city with any potential new locations. (see image below as an example)

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3. CLIMATE 

A no-brainer. Before you get surprised with extreme heat or incessant rain, research the climate of your new city. We have climate info for each city in over 10 data points for EACH MONTH, including Average High Temperature, Average Low Temperature, Precipitation, Snow, and Humidity. 

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We think you'll agree that these three research tools will serve you well before you change locations. Happy packing and have a safe journey!

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