One of your major concerns is relocation and the costs associated with a move. Each geographic area has economic factors which are particular to it. For instance, in some areas housing is more expensive than in others, and in some states, there is no State Income Tax. These are very important pieces of information to have as you are considering a job offer which involves a geographic relocation. Rather than re-ineventing the wheel, we are providing you several resources that we use extensively and which we have found to be quite accurate in calculating cost of living comparisons.