Quiz: How Much do you Know About the Cost of Living in These Expensive American Cities?
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How Much do you Know About the Cost of Living in These Expensive American Cities?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

When it comes to living cheap, there is no place like Mississippi. But many Americans want the excitement and opportunities of big cities. How much do you know about the most expensive cities in the U.S.?

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What's the average price of a home in the ENTIRE United States?
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Housing costs in Seattle are about ____ higher than in the rest of the U.S.
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Compared with the rest of America, what's the cost of living like in Boston?
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What's the average price of a home in New York City?
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If you want a furnished STUDIO apartment in Washington, D.C., what will you pay for rent?
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The cost of living in San Francisco is about ____ higher than the national average.
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What will you pay per month for a simple studio apartment in San Jose, California?
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It's incredibly expensive to rent or buy a home in Washington, D.C. What's one benefit to the city?
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How does the overall cost of living in Seattle compare with the rest of America?
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The average price of a gallon of milk is around $3.80. How much is the same product in San Francisco?
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You should quit smoking, and living in New York City will help, because there it costs ____ for a pack of cigarettes.
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Compared with the rest of America, what's the cost of living like in Brooklyn?
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Why is Stamford, Connecticut, one of America's most expensive cities?
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What's the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco?
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What's the average value of a house in Washington, D.C.?
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Where would you find lower average rent prices for an apartment?
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What's the median cost for rent on a two-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles?
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If you live in Honolulu, Hawaii, you'll pay exorbitant prices on which item?
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What's the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New York City?
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The new "Star Wars" film is showing in San Jose, California. How much will you spend for a single ticket?
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If you want to buy an average home in Brooklyn, New York, how much will you pay?
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What's the average price of a home inside San Francisco city limits?
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If you need day care in Washington, D.C., how much will you expect to pay for TWO children per year?
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San Francisco is famous for its high housing costs. Compared to the national average, how much does food cost in that city?
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What's the median household income in Oakland, California?
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Boston is an expensive place, but compared to other popular cities, some of its housing options are affordable. Why?
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If you drive a car to work in downtown San Francisco, you might pay ____ per month for parking.
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Compared with the rest of the country, what are housing expenses like in Washington, D.C.?
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You want a dozen eggs in Honolulu? What will it cost you?
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Let's say you opt for roommates. How much will you expect to pay for a three-bedroom apartment in San Francisco?
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