We’ve looked across the country to find 10 U.S. cities with the highest costs of living. Our rankings are based on five factors: median household income, the median value of a home, one month of rent for a one-bedroom apartment, and an apartment’s utility and internet bill. We also included the cost of a gallon of milk to give a glimpse at food prices.
10. Stamford, Connecticut
This Connecticut city is dwarfed by others on our list. Even though the city is small in population, you’ll find the homes in this upper class suburb are out of reach for just under half of its inhabitants: the home ownership rate in Stamford is about 54%. Here’s some perspective: the median cost of a home in America is $179,200 and one month’s rent for a one-bedroom apartment is just under $1,000. The cost of living only goes up from here.