Oklahoma and the Region: a Cost of Living Analysis

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Oklahoma and the Region: a Cost of Living Analysis

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Regional Financial Associates 1998 Cost of Living Report

Components of RFA Cost of Living Index

1998 RFA Cost of Living Indices

Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Regional Cities’ Cost of Living Indices

Cost of Living Indices: Oklahoma Cities and Major Business Centers Across the Country

Purchasing Power of $35,000 Salary - According to RFA COLI

Purchasing Power of $75,000 Salary - According to RFA COLI

Purchasing Power of $100,000 Salary - According to RFA COLI

1999 ACCRA Cost of Living Indices

1999 ACCRA Overall Cost of Living Index

ACCRA Cost of Living Index - OK and The Region

Housing Costs in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and other regional cities

Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Regional Cities - Yahoo *Average Home Cost Comparison:

“Businesses are keenly attuned to regional differences in the cost of doing business and are more likely to locate and expand in relatively low cost areas … Labor costs for business are generally attractive in regions where living costs for housing, electricity, and other essentials are low.”

“All else being equal, migrants are attracted to regions where living costs are low… Indeed there has been a strong apparent relationship between living costs and job growth across metropolitan areas during the last decade.”

Positive business climate rankings correlate with low cost of living

Author: Megan Williams and Tony Hutchison

Home Page: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/senate/welcome.html