When evaluating a future place to live, being able to calculate the cost of living there, and how far your paycheck will take you is essential. Below are some tools to help you do that. The specific resources highlighted here are available for free. There are other tools that can help you generate items like a personal salary report to negotiate your compensation, however, they may have a fee associated with them.
It's true that you can find some high-quality, trustworthy websites to use in your career research and to find out more about potential places to live. If you're going to use websites, make sure to evaluate your sources thoroughly, including using the questions at the bottom of this box. Check out our Google Like a Librarian guide for search tips or ask a librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need more help.
Your Google results will be better if you use focused search terms/phrases to learn more about places to live and work. Below are suggestions for potential search terms/phrases you might try:
Use the name of a location AND:
For career resources specifically, be sure to: