Industry Data

Cost comparisons per square foot in select metro markets

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Atlanta 192.39 181.93 5.7 147.73 140.04 5.5 163.56 145.66 12.3 93.11 86.93 7.1
Baltimore 199.92 187.81 6.4 153.52 144.57 6.2 169.96 150.36 13.0 96.76 89.73 7.8
Boston 248.77 233.80 6.4 191.03 179.97 6.1 211.49 187.18 13.0 120.40 111.71 7.8
Chicago 240.38 226.10 6.3 184.58 174.04 6.1 204.36 181.02 12.9 116.34 108.03 7.7
Cleveland 216.06 204.83 5.5 165.91 157.67 5.2 183.68 163.98 12.0 104.57 97.86 6.8
Dallas 181.63 170.79 6.3 139.47 131.47 6.1 154.41 136.73 12.9 87.90 81.60 7.7
Denver 206.16 194.09 6.2 158.31 149.40 6.0 175.27 155.39 12.8 99.78 92.73 7.6
Detroit 230.91 216.78 6.5 177.31 166.87 6.3 196.31 173.55 13.1 111.75 103.58 7.9
Houston 188.73 176.67 6.8 144.92 135.99 6.6 160.45 141.44 13.4 91.34 84.41 8.2
Kansas City 222.73 209.49 6.3 171.03 161.25 6.1 189.35 167.71 12.9 107.80 100.09 7.7
Los Angeles 229.83 216.38 6.2 176.49 166.55 6.0 195.39 173.23 12.8 111.23 103.38 7.6
Miami 186.36 176.26 5.7 143.11 135.68 5.5 158.43 141.11 12.3 90.19 84.22 7.1
Minneapolis 241.45 228.13 5.8 185.41 175.60 5.6 205.27 182.64 12.4 116.86 109.00 7.2
New Orleans 185.93 175.05 6.2 142.78 134.74 6.0 158.07 140.14 12.8 89.99 83.64 7.6
New York City 283.85 268.24 5.8 217.96 206.48 5.6 241.31 214.75 12.4 137.37 128.16 7.2
Philadelphia 246.19 230.15 7.0 189.05 177.16 6.7 209.29 184.26 13.6 119.15 109.96 8.4
Phoenix 188.52 177.68 6.1 144.76 136.77 5.8 160.26 142.25 12.7 91.24 84.89 7.5
Pittsburgh 215.63 202.40 6.5 165.58 155.79 6.3 183.32 162.04 13.1 104.36 96.70 7.9
Portland, Ore. 222.30 210.10 5.8 170.70 161.72 5.6 188.99 168.20 12.4 107.59 100.38 7.2
St. Louis 220.15 206.85 6.4 169.05 159.22 6.2 187.16 165.61 13.0 106.55 98.83 7.8
San Diego 223.81 211.51 5.8 171.86 162.81 5.6 190.27 169.34 12.4 108.32 101.06 7.2
San Francisco 261.90 247.58 5.8 201.11 190.57 5.5 222.65 198.21 12.3 126.75 118.29 7.2
Seattle 224.24 212.73 5.4 172.19 163.75 5.2 190.63 170.31 11.9 108.52 101.64 6.8
Washington, D.C. 209.82 196.32 6.9 161.12 151.12 6.6 178.38 157.17 13.5 101.55 93.80 8.3
Winston-Salem, N.C. 164.84 153.37 7.5 126.58 118.05 7.2 140.14 122.79 14.1 79.78 73.28 8.9

         
 

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