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Top 10 Cities With Largest Cost of Living Increase in Last Year
If it feels like your paycheck isn't stretching as far as it used to, you could be right. Here are the cities that experienced the biggest cost of living increases from 2011-2012.

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According to Chapwood Investments in Dallas, Texas, the real cost of living has increased 10% in the last year and breaks down the following cities as having the biggest cost of living increase in the past year.

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San Jose

12.8%

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San Francisco

12.5%

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Los Angeles

12.3%

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Oakland

12.3% 

San Diego

San Diego

12.1%

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Long Beach, Calif.

12.0%

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Sacramento

11.8% 

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New York City

11.6%

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Philadelphia

11.4%

10. Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

11.4%   

Top 10 Cities With Largest Cost of Living Increase in Last Year

If it feels like your paycheck isn't stretching as far as it used to, you could be right. Here are the cities that experienced the biggest cost of living increases from 2011-2012.

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