ACCRA Cost of Living Index

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The Cost of Living Index (COLI), formerly the ACCRA Cost of Living Index is a measure of living cost differences among urban areas in the United States compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research.[1] First published in 1968, the index compares the price of goods and services among metro areas across the US. The index is widely used by economists, researchers and corporations to measure relative cost of living.[2]


  1. ^ Koo, Jahyeong; Phillips, Keith R.; Sigalla, Fiona D. (January 2000). "Measuring Regional Cost of Living". Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.
  2. ^ Zumalt, Joseph R.; Smith, Rebecca A.; Song, Yoo-Seong (December 22, 2003). "Cost-of-living calculators on the Web: an empirical snapshot". Reference & User Services Quarterly.

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