This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

The 10 Most Expensive Cities in America

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Wouldn't it be nice if we all could walk through life without those pesky financial worries that so often prevent us from having a good time?

Many of us stop to ask ourselves "Can I really afford to buy this?" before making a fun purchase. Perhaps you’re debating about taking a trip overseas or just trying to decide if you can go out to eat.

A number of economic burdens can stop us from enjoying ourselves. We have to worry about bills, mortgages, rent, groceries and more. These burdens are heavy, and can feel even more so depending on which city in the U.S. you call home. 

The following is a list of the 10 most expensive U.S. cities to live in, based on data compiled for the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index. The Index weighed several factors in 308 cities in order to determine the most expensive, including the average cost of rent, price of a home, the cost of specific grocery items, the price of a visit to the doctor and more.


10. Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo is the least expensive city on our "most expensive" list. Tourists visiting "The Aloha State" often find themselves never wanting to leave, and who could blame them? The state offers an array of activities from surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and, for you relax-with-a-good-book types, enjoying the warm weather and the ocean breeze is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Price of a home: $488,500

Average Rent: $928

Cost of a Coke: $2.41

Cost of a Dozen Eggs: $3.73

Average Cost of a Visit to the Doctor: $116.11

1 of 10

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $92.63 -0.65%
FB $118.22 0.35%
GOOG $705.15 0.53%
TSLA $209.86 -0.79%
YHOO $36.87 -0.19%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,590.58 -70.13 -0.40%
S&P 500 2,042.16 -8.47 -0.41%
NASDAQ 4,689.8610 -27.2330 -0.58%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs