Before moving to a new city, you'll want to do a fair amount of research to know what you're getting into. Teleport lets you browse basic details of over 100 different cities, summing up the most pertinent info for potential new residents.
The site is geared toward startups, but it offers a lot of applicable info for just about anyone scoping out a new city. You simply click on the city, and you'll get a number of details, a few of which include:
- The average cost of housing, including median rent
- Affordability of healthcare
- Taxation information
- How much everyday items like coffee and groceries cost
The site urges you to sign up via email, but you don't need to sign up just to browse the cities. If you do sign up for their web app, it will recommend and rank cities based on your preferences. It will also give you a little more detail on each city.
Of course, if you're just looking to scope out a place, this certainly isn't the only resource you should use, but it does give you a basic idea of a city's economy and cost of living, so you can start your research in the right direction. Check it out at the link below.