2018 March POINT!

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

GRAND OPENINGS

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are a great member benefit. To view more photos, see the schedule of upcoming Grand Openings or subscribe to the Grand Openings calendar, visit www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

OKC 2nd-Lowest Cost of Living Among Large Cities

Oklahoma City ranks second for lowest cost of living among all reporting large cities over 500,000 population. The Annual Cost of Living Index for Oklahoma City in 2017 was 84.9. If you are earning $70,000 after tax in Seattle, the comparable income to achieve the same standard of living in Oklahoma City is $39,892. If you moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City:

• Groceries will cost 29% less • Housing will cost 62% less • Utilities will cost 29% less • Transportation will cost 35% less • Health will cost 26% less

Where You Live Matters! C2ER 2017 Annual Average Price Report www.coli.org City Composite Index Coffee Apartment Rent Gasoline Doctor Visit Men's Haircut

Boardroom Salon for Men 5846 N. Classen Blvd., Suite Q-5 Oklahoma City, OK 73118

La Bella Event Center 6701 W. Wilshire Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Hope Harbor OKC 6501 Lyrewood Ln. Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Movie Ticket

Oklahoma City OK

84.9

$3.78

$797.06

$1.89

$92.92

$14.66

$9.49

Denver CO

112.0

$4.59

$1,414.31

$2.25

$131.22

$19.24

$12.42

Indianapolis IN

92.6

$4.30

$1,014.10

$2.16

$92.24

$17.73

$10.92

Kansas CityMO-KS

91.5

$4.18

$957.40

$2.13

$99.13

$15.70

$9.55

Omaha NE

92.1

$3.84

$1,047.42

$1.82

$137.37

$17.00

$9.59

Nashville-Murfreesboro TN

96.7

$4.66

$1,008.61

$2.11

$83.40

$16.07

$11.36

Profile by Sanford 1389 E. 15th St., Suite 120 Edmond, OK 73013

Fazoli’s 501 S. Morgan Road Oklahoma City, OK 73128

Dallas TX

102.1

$4.40

$1,318.22

$2.09

$106.11

$24.91

$10.58

National Average

100.0

$4.35

$1,043.55

$2.25

$107.26

$16.10

$10.31

Check out the Cost of Living Calculator at www.abetterlifeokc.com/costofliving

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