Boris passed this along. We’ve struggled with cost of living indexes (see here, here and here), so maybe this will be helpful.

Posted by Andrew on 7 October 2008, 10:20 pm

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On a slightly related note, the Oct 8 WSJ (D1, dead tree edition) has an article titled "The Next Bailout: Your Adult Children?"

Favorite quote: "Some 70% of families don't even consider a student's likely post-graduation income when deciding how much to borrow for college … and 40% said they paid no attention to cost in searching for a college."