Relocation Resources

Whether you’re already thinking about moving and want to find a job near your future home, or you just happen to find the perfect job that would require a move, relocating can be overwhelming.

We’ve collected some resources to help you save time and money, while also making more informed decisions when it comes to relocation. From choosing the right location to move to, to discussing relocation assistance with a potential employer, the tools below will assist you along the way.

How to Ask for Relocation Assistance for a New Job, Step by Step
A step-by-step guide to asking for relocation assistance when your job change requires you to move to a new city or state.

What is Included in a Job Relocation Package?
See what’s typically offered in a relocation package and read tips on how to negotiate for relocation assistance as part of a counteroffer.

Best Places’ Cost of Living Calculator
Enter your current city, where you’d like to relocate to, and a salary amount. The comparison calculator includes food, housing, utilities, transportation and health cost of living numbers. By entering a salary, the calculator will determine how much more (or less) you need to maintain your same standard of living after relocation.

Cost of Living Calculator From
Use the cost of living comparison calculator to compare the cost of living in two cities. Enter your current income, select your current city, as well as the city of your relocation and click calculate. The cost of living calculator will provide you with the equivalent income needed to maintain your current standard of living.

Free City Reports
Evaluate the profile of a city (or compare two side-by-side), looking at demographics, finances, economics, and other quality-of-life factors important to you when you are relocating.

AIM Relocation
Find information and links for home values, cost-of-living estimators, moving services, city guides, school reports, and more relocation information.

Business Insider’s 50 Best Places to Live in America (2022)
Rankings are based on factors such as job market, value (blend of annual household income and cost of living), quality of life (crime rate, quality of education, healthcare, well-being, etc.), desirability, and net migration.

TIME/Money’s Best Places to Live (2022-2023)
Annual city rankings plus a compilation of housing costs, tax rates, crime statistics, and much more on nearly 500 towns.

U.S. News and World Report’s Best States Ranking (2023) 
Some states shine in health care. Some soar in education. Some excel in both – or in much more. The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens. In addition to health care and education, the metrics take into account a state’s economy, its roads, bridges, internet and other infrastructure, its public safety, the fiscal stability of state government, and the opportunity it affords its residents.

Find Your Niche combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best places to live and go to school.