Thursday, June 24, 2004

Coast cost of living measured

In a new report issued by the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA), the overall cost of living in the Biloxi-Gulfport metropolitan statistica area (MSA) was measured at 5.2% below the national average for the first quarter of 2004, according to the Harrison County Development Commission (HCDC).

The region scored high marks for its housing affordability, which was measured at 18.2% below the national average. In addition, health care, transportation and utitility costs were also measured below the national average. The cost of living index for the same period in 2003 was 96.3, or 3.7% below the national average.

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