How to Plan for Cost-of-Living Differences

A good book that can help you compare the cost of living between locations is "Places Rated Almanac". This can give you ideas of what problem areas you might encounter. It includes housing costs, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care, clothing, entertainment and local taxes. The book is oriented to the United States, great if you are moving back to the United States. It has good ideas to start your basic research for overseas assignment or a change of duty station.

Planning for cost of living differences when living abroad