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TRANSITION RESOURCES - RELOCATION

There are nonprofit opportunities all over the country. These opportunities often present executives with tough decisions to make about relocation. The decision of whether to move your entire life to follow your job, and how best to do it, has always been a complex one. The sites below have been designed to help you make informed decisions by providing excellent statistical comparisons of factors like relative cost of living, and quality of life in every major city in the United States.

Homestore City-by-City Comparison

Use this clear and uncomplicated site to look at the statistical differences between two cities in many different categories. Like many similar sites, here you can calculate what a certain salary in one city is comparable to in another city. Unlike other such sites, this also includes comparisons in tax rates, employment rates, crime rates, weather, pollution, utility rates, and more. This is an invaluable site for people considering relocation. Click here to read further.

Salary Calculator

This calculator compares the cost of living between U.S. cities. Select the city you're in and the city you're moving to. Enter your present income and click "Refresh listing." The income required to maintain your current standard of living will appear in the box, along with the percentage difference between the two cities. The calculation takes into account dozens of items in six broad categories -- groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services. It does not include the effects of state and local taxes. The information is updated quarterly. Click here to read further (This calculator requires a JavaScript capable browser).

Relocation Benefits are Often Negotiable

Of the employees surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management and CareerJournal.com, only 34 % had attempted to negotiate their relocation costs, whereas 56% of the human-resource professionals interviewed said payments for relocation costs were negotiable. This article provides insight on how to properly approach the negotiation of relocation benefits based on company policy. Click here to read further.