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‘Seattle-ization’? American cities fear what’s happened here | The Seattle Times

Even in New York City, apparently, some folks are terrified that the planned Amazon campus there could turn the place into "Seattle on steroids," according to Vice Magazine.

It's a little unsettling to find out we've become other cities' worst-case scenario. But it's also understandable, when you consider not just how expensive Seattle has become, but how quickly it happened.
via drudgereport.com

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We're now firmly established as the sixth most expensive place to live in the country, according to the index, a mark we first hit that at the end of last year. And yeah, we've left Portland in the dust, even though the Rose City is also in the top 10, with a 13-point gain in its index score.

The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by the Arlington, Virginia-based Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, a nonprofit research and policy organization. They've been producing city-to-city cost comparisons since 1968, collecting data at the local level on prices for more than 60 goods and services in six major categories: housing, health care, transportation, utilities, grocery items and miscellaneous goods and services.

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