Brooklyn second most expensive in the country

According to a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article, Brooklyn is the second most expensive place to live in the entire country!

Brooklyn is the second most expensive place to live in the entire country — topped only by Manhattan — according to a just-released report.

It’s not the pricey grilled cheese sandwiches ($11 for one with truffle butter and duck fat) or artisinal mayonnaise — it’s all housing, according to the Washington-based Council for Community and Economic Research.

Just behind Brooklyn: Honolulu, San Francisco, San Jose, Queens, and Stamford Connecticut.

The group’s evaluation is based on the cost of people who enjoy “a professional-managerial standard of living.”

The council ranks 300 American cities based on a variety of factors including prescription drug prices, utilities, transportation, grocery prices, as well as housing. Using the number 100 to represent the national average, Brooklyn ranked at 183.4 overall — 129.9 in grocery items, 126.4 in utilities, 104 in transportation costs and 111.1 in healthcare costs, and a whopping 344.7 in housing. Manhattan’s average was 233.5.

Read the full article here.

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