Business: Living Costs

It is cheaper to live in Baltimore than in any other U. S. city. Next come Richmond, Scranton, Cincinnati, New Orleans. Living costs are highest in Seattle, Detroit, Jacksonville, Cleveland. New York is about "the average." So said the National Industrial Conference Board in Manhattan last week, basing its estimates on actual expenditures of small wage-earners, deriving a hypothetical norm, applying this norm or average to U. S. cities. Thus:

Seattle 123.8

Detroit 118.1

Jacksonville 115.6

Cleveland 113.4

San Francisco 112.9

New York 102.0

Houston 98.8

Indianapolis 97.4

Mobile 97.0

Savannah 96.6

Minneapolis 95.3

Portland...

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