Monday, August 29, 2022

Where Should You Live?

MoveMap is an interactive map which can help you decide the best place to live based on your own preferences and tastes. Tell Movemap what kind of weather you prefer, what kind of environment you would prefer to live in and the amount you wish to spend on a property and Movemap will show you the best places to live in the United States which match your preferences. 

MoveMap uses property price data from Zillow, average weather data from NOAA, and data from the American Community Survey to determine which counties you should move to. The easiest way to discover the best place to live is to take the MoveMap Quiz. The quiz asks you to select options from a number of statements about your preferred climate and environment and then shows you where you should live based on your replies. You can get a more nuanced response by also using the filter controls in the map sidebar to refine your preferences.

After you have told MoveMap your requirements it highlights the best counties which match your preferences on an interactive map. The counties are color-coded based on the average home price. If you select any of the suggested counties you can click-through to learn more about the cost of property in the county and the biggest cities and towns. You can also learn more about the climate, the state tax burden, the median age, and the risks from earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.

Before deciding to move to a county suggested by MoveMap you might want to consider how much it costs to live there. HowMuch's True cost of living in the United States interactive map can tell you how much it costs to live in American neighborhoods based on your own personal needs. Using the map you can discover where you can (and cannot) afford to live in America's major towns and cities.

Enter a city into HowMuch's cost of living interactive and you can view a map visualizing how much it costs to live in each of the city's neighborhoods. Your personal cost of living will obviously depend on factors such as the size of your family, your income, occupation, and even your food preferences. The cost of living map therefore includes a number of filters which allows you to customize the neighborhood cost-of-living ratings to match your own circumstances.

After you have entered your income (and other cost-of-living factors) the map will color neighborhoods based on whether you can afford to live there or not. The areas colored red on the map are neighborhoods where you would have to increase your income in order to be able to afford to live. You can hover over individual neighborhoods on the map to view exactly how much more you would have to earn to be able to afford to live there or (if you are lucky) how much money you will have left living in the neighborhood after your costs of living have been deducted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a similar one to other countries? I'm brazilian and I live in Italy now, I'm very curious about these two!