This is one of those cost of living calculators that make me so happy that I live in Dallas. The cost of living in Dallas is so minimal compared to most cities in the U.S., especially Manhattan (New York City) . . . take a typical $50k salary and plug it in and this is what you’ll see:

Salary in Dallas TX:
Comparable salary in New York (Manhattan) NY:

If you move from Dallas TX to New York (Manhattan) NY

Groceries will cost: 44.937% more
Housing will cost: 395.888% more
Utilities will cost: 32.274% more
Transportation will cost: 12.002% more
Healthcare will cost: 28.04% more


Go check out how your cost of living stacks up to another city.