R.S. Means Cost Comparison: Light Commercial Buildings

Cost comparisons in dollars per square foot in select metro markets

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Atlanta 127.00 114.55 10.9 113.99 104.01 9.6 81.59 76.67 6.4 135.77 124.90 8.7
Baltimore 131.55 118.17 11.3 118.07 107.30 10.0 84.51 79.10 6.8 140.63 128.85 9.1
Boston 163.74 147.56 11.0 146.97 133.99 9.7 105.20 98.77 6.5 175.05 160.89 8.8
Chicago 161.40 143.06 12.8 144.87 129.90 11.5 103.69 95.75 8.3 172.55 155.98 10.6
Cleveland 142.42 128.68 10.7 127.82 116.84 9.4 91.49 86.13 6.2 152.25 140.30 8.5
Dallas 119.02 107.67 10.5 106.83 97.77 9.3 76.47 72.07 6.1 127.24 117.40 8.4
Denver 135.40 122.80 10.3 121.52 111.51 9.0 86.99 82.19 5.8 144.75 133.90 8.1
Detroit 150.53 135.93 10.7 135.11 123.43 9.5 96.71 90.98 6.3 160.93 148.21 8.6
Houston 125.49 112.17 11.9 112.63 101.85 10.6 80.62 75.08 7.4 134.16 122.31 9.7
Kansas City 147.09 131.68 11.7 132.02 119.57 10.4 94.50 88.14 7.2 157.25 143.58 9.5
Los Angeles 151.91 136.68 11.1 136.34 124.11 9.9 97.59 91.48 6.7 162.40 149.03 9.0
Miami 124.12 110.67 12.1 111.40 100.49 10.9 79.74 74.07 7.6 132.68 120.67 10.0
Minneapolis 157.83 143.18 10.2 141.65 130.01 9.0 101.39 95.84 5.8 168.72 156.12 8.1
New Orleans 123.29 109.79 12.3 110.66 99.70 11.0 79.21 73.49 7.8 131.80 119.72 10.1
New York City 185.62 168.82 10.0 166.60 153.29 8.7 119.25 113.00 5.5 198.44 184.07 7.8
Philadelphia 161.40 144.68 11.6 144.87 131.38 10.3 103.69 96.84 7.1 172.55 157.76 9.4
Phoenix 125.22 111.79 12.0 112.39 101.51 10.7 80.44 74.83 7.5 133.86 121.90 9.8
Pittsburgh 141.18 127.55 10.7 126.71 115.82 9.4 90.70 85.37 6.2 150.92 139.08 8.5
Portland, Ore. 146.82 132.43 10.9 131.77 120.25 9.6 94.32 88.64 6.4 156.96 144.39 8.7
St. Louis 144.62 129.93 11.3 129.80 117.98 10.0 92.91 86.96 6.8 154.60 141.67 9.1
San Diego 148.88 133.80 11.3 133.63 121.50 10.0 95.65 89.56 6.8 159.16 145.89 9.1
San Francisco 173.65 156.31 11.1 155.86 141.94 9.8 111.56 104.63 6.6 185.64 170.44 8.9
Seattle 147.92 133.93 10.4 132.76 121.61 9.2 95.03 89.64 6.0 158.13 146.03 8.3
Washington, D.C. 138.84 124.17 11.8 124.61 112.76 10.5 89.20 83.11 7.3 148.42 135.40 9.6
Winston-Salem, N.C. 111.59 96.66 15.4 100.16 87.77 14.1 71.69 64.70 10.8 119.30 105.40 13.2

         
 

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