Wellesley, a Beautiful Suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts
Wellesley, a Beautiful Suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts
Wellesley, a Beautiful Suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts

Cost of Living in the United States

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in United States? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in United States have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

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Housing Costs in the United States

"Housing costs much lower but we moved from Seattle, WA. Any other locations in WA would be slightly lower for regular condo location and much lower for on water," explained one expat living in Palmas Del Mar Humacao .

"Housing costs here are far lower than they were in Hawaii (last 4 years), and a bit lower than north Idaho (20 years before that). We pay $850/month for our house, and locals think that's a little high. Electricity and water run us another $135/mo," said another expat in Saipan (not really Guam, but not listed anywhere).

"Housing prices depend on neighborhoods, size and condition of home, proximity to doctors, shopping and entertainment. Healthcare in the US is very expensive. Spain was cheaper to live in. US: higher wages, higher costs. Average home price for 2 people in a good neighborhood near Perrysburg, Ohio: $100,000 to $175,000," added another person living in Perrysburg.

"Slightly less than UK. A nice house with 4 bed 2 1/2 bath and double garage in a child friendly neighbourhood would run approx. $700,000," explained one expat living in Morristown.

"I would say lower. It is very interesting now with the current rate between euro and dollars," said another in Atlanta.

"Lower, I feel. You get more for your money as space is not so limited. Average costs: our mortgage is $1,100. That's for 3bdrm, 1bthrm, acreage...," explained one expat who made the move to Columbus.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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