COLI Quarter 3 is Out!

  Now Available: Quarter 3, 2021 Cost of Living Index Among the 263 urban areas that participated in the third quarter 2021 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 percent below the […]

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COLI BBQ Index: Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

With the Labor Day upon us and summer coming to an end, people are getting ready to fire up their grills this weekend. However, when grill masters go to their local grocer to pick up the BBQ essentials they may be in for sticker shock. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains in the meat industry, […]

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2021 COLI County is now available!

2021 COLI County is now available! The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) just released the latest issue of the COLI County level index. Recently, C2ER made this publication an optional member benefit to expand our growing network, and allow COLI County purchasers a way to gain remote access and more easily renew! About […]

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Cost of Living Index Contributor Contest

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cost of Living Index, C2ER is looking for pictures of “Contributors on the Road.” While out collecting prices in their communities, C2ER encourages participants to take pictures and share them on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag, #50yrsCostofLivingIndex and tag C2ER. The organization who shares the picture […]

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2017 C2ER Accomplishments

During the past 12 months, the Council for Community and Economic Research, YOUR professional membership organization, has been hard at work increasing the visibility of economic, workforce, and community research by advocating for higher quality data, promoting more focused public and private investments in local data, and continuing to strengthen C2ER products and services.  We […]

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Puerto Rico Joins the Cost of Living Index

The upcoming collection period marks Puerto Rico’s third consecutive quarter of participation in C2ER’s Cost of Living Index. Researchers in San Juan first implemented COLI methodology in the second quarter of 2014 and recently began utilizing the Cost of Living Index Calculator. The Calculator is an easy-to-use tool which allows researchers, businesses, governments, and individuals […]

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COLI Q1 2014 Data Released

C2ER released the Cost of Living Index (COLI) first quarter 2014 report in late May. Among the 288 urban areas that participated in the First Quarter 2014 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY to almost […]

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