I haven’t been to LA for a couple of years. After looking at this ranking, that wait might have to get even longer. I can’t say I’m shocked at all. Figured it was either LA or NY, and I would have leaned towards LA before looking at the list. This index compiled by Bloomberg Rankings called the Sushinomics Cost-of-Living Index, is based on a survey of prices for spicy tuna and Cali rolls at restaurants in a little under 30 major cities. For you econ majors, think of the Big Mac Index 😉 A 100 is average, so while LA is a staggering over 25% higher than the national average, a big sigh of relief that my beloved home of Boston is a mere 3% higher than the national average.
I really shouldn’t be complaining since I frequent New York and Philadelphia so often, both of which are around the top 10. I just made a trip to San Francisco in July, and I live in Boston. That being said, I wonder why Las Vegas wasn’t included in the survey?? Below is a snippet of the entire index:
|Sushinomics Cost-of-Living Index|