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How many times has this been you?

Stuck with questions; consistently number crunching to budget for this and saving money for the “just in case” scenarios? It is incredibly hard to be prepared in a world that is so unpredictable; and a housing market of any kind that is unpredictable. With inflation on the rise, we could all use a little less wonder and a lot more knowledge.

Our website is designed to help make your life a little easier. Here at Dwellics, we understand you because we have been you. Dwellics  is a personalized recommendation engine helping people rank over 50k cities in America and find the best locations to live based on their preferences. We have created over one hundred metrics and hundreds of thousands in unique data facts to help relocate you to a city of your choice. We have generated a calculator just for this. It is simple, quick, and easy to use. That is not even the best part. The best part is that it allows you to come away with concise and clear expectations. It helps you create a plan for your life. We know that in this day and age, it is always difficult to be excited about big moves because we all wait for the ball to drop. Wait no more.

To answer some questions, first, what is a cost of living calculator?

A cost of living calculator is designed for people who are looking to move to a different area. It allows you to put information in and compare the items. For example, it’s important to consider your household income and how it compares to a different location. Can you afford the same lifestyle?

What do we mean by this?

Here’s an example: If you wanted to relocate out of state with a current employer, you would need to determine if a change in salary was required. With the cost of living calculator, you are able to prepare for this.

What does the Cost of Living calculator consider and Why?

  • Income

    Your household income is an important consideration as it determines how much you can afford in terms of expenses and taxes. You should also consider how your income will be affected by relocating to a new city.

  • Expenses

    All of your living expenses. Bills, groceries, healthcare, insurance, childcare, etc. Everything you spend money on is considered a cost of living. These are all of the essentials you need to be able to live.

  • Taxes

    Taxes are different for each state and city. Depending on where you live, income taxes could be less in a different city. However, property taxes may be higher.

All of these factor into the cost of living for all of the cities you would want to compare in the U.S.

What are some recommendations when choosing to relocate to a different city?

As we mentioned - the cost of living includes your income, expenses and taxes. In addition to those, Dwellics recommends you research and consider the following before making your final decision on a city…

When considering a city jump, you want to ensure the new location offers any services you would need:

  • What memberships or clubs are you a part of locally?
  • What services do you require on a weekly/monthly basis (ex: lawn care, groomers for petcare, and lawyers or doctors, ect.).
  • Where do you like to eat and shop?
  • What utilities are available regarding your cell phone and internet connections?

It sounds extremely time consuming, but this is a meticulous, smart strategy and an enormous plus to accomplish. One step closer to your dream city.

The most important factor is this: where are you going to be happy? This question sounds simple enough, but if you really think hard about it; it takes on some depth. Happiness stems from all kinds of branches. Money, friends, hobbies, experiences ect. All of these factors funnel into that one specific question. We want you to write down everything that means anything to you, and figure out if your new city offers that level of happiness. You have worked hard to get where you are, and you deserve every piece of it. So we ask again, where are you going to be happy?

It’s time for you to get down to business. Use our calculator and our special built index to help make the easiest, most satisfying choice for your lifestyle and you. We are the most accurate calculator for the job. You have the ability to go wherever, whenever. Let us help you seize the moment so you can live your life of adventure. No more finance surprises; only planning.

Best of luck!

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