15 Most Expensive Cities to Live in the United States

15 Most Expensive Cities to Live in the United States

Where will the cost of living eat up more of your paycheck? These cities rank among the most expensive to live in, according to Apartment Guide.

1. New York City

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Living in the Big Apple will take a big bite out of your paycheck. The average one-bedroom apartment rents for $4,146.71, more than 200 percent more than the national average, according to Apartment Guide. But the jacked-up prices don't end there—Kiplinger's reports that grocery prices in Manhattan are 40 percent more expensive than the national average, and you'll pay 27 percent more to get around town. It's definitely not a cheap town to consider for retirement.

2. San Francisco

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San Francisco's skyrocketing housing costs have made national news—and have helped them rank as the second most expensive place to live in the United States. The average one-bedroom apartment rents for $3,854, and the median house value is $1.3 million, according to Zillow. It's no wonder that 91 percent of Bay Area residents say their cost of living is high.

3. Mountain View, California

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You can blame Google for making the price of living in Mountain View so high—the tech company's headquarters are in town. Mountain View rents one-bedrooms for $3,828, and the median rents have doubled in the past nine years, according to Bloomberg.

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