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City Vs City

The first and only cost of living calculator that computes your cost of living in different places (including all forms of taxes) based on what you spend, not what you earn

The first and only cost of living calculator that computes your cost of living in different places (including all forms of taxes) based on what you spend, not what you earn

City Vs City

by Wahrheit Ventures, LLC
City Vs City
City Vs City
City Vs City

What is it about?

The first and only cost of living calculator that computes your cost of living in different places (including all forms of taxes) based on what you spend, not what you earn. And then it calculates what you need to earn before income taxes to cover those spending habits. This includes the most accurate measure of your housing cost, which is the biggest after-tax expenditure for most people. Specifically, this patent-pending technology accounts for the size of your home and the ZIP code where your home is located so that an equivalently sized home in an equivalently priced neighborhood can be compared in a different city!

City Vs City

App Details

Version
1.4.8
Rating
NA
Size
64Mb
Genre
Finance Lifestyle
Last updated
July 18, 2018
Release date
June 5, 2017
More info

City Vs City is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99

    100 coins

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App Store Description

The first and only cost of living calculator that computes your cost of living in different places (including all forms of taxes) based on what you spend, not what you earn. And then it calculates what you need to earn before income taxes to cover those spending habits. This includes the most accurate measure of your housing cost, which is the biggest after-tax expenditure for most people. Specifically, this patent-pending technology accounts for the size of your home and the ZIP code where your home is located so that an equivalently sized home in an equivalently priced neighborhood can be compared in a different city!

The reality is that you spend after-tax dollars, therefore, you have to earn enough pre-tax income to cover that after-tax spending. Obviously, if you need to spend more in a new city on an after-tax basis, you have to earn even more than that to cover the income taxes at the federal and state levels (in most states). This is why it’s so important to start the computation with spending, because how you spend your after-tax income is what defines your standard of living.

Do you choose to rent a smaller home in a more expensive neighborhood, or are you someone who chose a less expensive neighborhood so that you could get that extra bedroom? Maybe you’re the type who wants to pay a little less in rent so that you can spend more on organic groceries at Whole Foods, or wanted to have more cash to spend on clothes. No matter what your unique spending decisions are, a cost of living calculator should account for them!

Finally, only after arriving at a comparison between the after-tax income needed in each location should a calculation of income taxes be performed. The City Vs City algorithm can perform such a complex calculation that can reverse engineer income taxes based on after tax income and account for state and federal tax brackets.

Moreover, these income taxes need to grouped with the other main forms of taxation (namely, property taxes and sales taxes). This is the only way to obtain a true comparison because a neighborhood in another state, or even just another county, could have a wildly different tax structure. One place might have no income tax but high property taxes, and another location could have the opposite structure. This is why they need to be presented together, as the total taxes you currently pay versus the total taxes you’ll likely pay in a different city.

So it’s finally possible to discover what your lifestyle costs in a different city! All you have to do is enter a few of your unique spending habits, and you can start exploring how much they’d cost in another U.S. city!

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