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Location Factors

Use the location factors below for location-based cost adjustments.

Each tab contains a list of location factors by either city, state, or climate zone. Use the composite index to scale costs according to the State or National designation in the cost data tables.

For example, in the component database, “Walls (Wood Framed) Insulation” (entry 0001) contains the estimates for material cost (0.43 $/ft2), installation cost (0.21 $/ft2), and total cost (0.64 $/ft2). The data table shows "National" in the Location Type column. Multiply the values from the cost table by the corresponding location factor.

By city:

  • Anchorage composite index is 134.01.
  • National is assumed to be 100.
  • Total cost adjusted for Anchorage: 0.64 x 134.01/100=0.8577 $/ft2

By state:

  • Composite index for Alaska is 133.64.
  • National is assumed to be 100.
  • Total insulation cost adjusted for Alaska: 0.64 x 133.64/100=0.8553 $/ft2

A detailed explanation of location factors and their application is included in the F+G Location Factors Report available for download below.

The F+G composite index was developed by Faithful+Gould based on material and labor cost data for 122 locations. A detailed explanation is included in Appendix D of the Location Factors Report. For validation, the F+G composite index was compared with published sources, including 2011 RSMeans, 2010 Compass International and the A.C.E. Guide. The average published index, a combined location index derived from multiple published sources, is included in the last column for comparison.

 

ID City State Climate Zone F+G Average Labor Index F+G Material Index F+G Composite Index Average Published Index
1 Anchorage AK 7 137.71 144.36 134.01 129.33
2 Fairbanks AK 8 137.88 141.43 133.26 129.00
3 Birmingham AL 3A 66.79 97.90 85.14 87.00
4 Huntsville AL 3A 66.80 97.90 84.34 85.67
5 Mobile AL 2A 66.94 102.40 85.87 86.67
6 Montgomery AL 3A 63.10 97.90 81.60 82.33
7 Little Rock AR 3A 67.71 100.73 83.89 83.67
8 Phoenix AZ 2B 81.31 106.47 92.76 92.00
9 Fremont CA 3C 147.02 106.07 121.82 118.67
10 Fresno CA 3B 118.45 103.75 110.84 110.67
11 Long Beach CA 3B 126.52 99.00 110.50 109.00
12 Los Angeles CA 3B 125.98 99.00 112.20 112.00
13 Oakland CA 3C 146.97 106.07 121.41 118.00
14 Riverside CA 3B 123.72 98.81 109.51 108.33
15 Sacramento CA 3B 128.34 103.75 113.22 111.33
16 San Diego CA 3B 117.82 97.61 107.69 107.67
17 San Francisco CA 3C 146.20 104.49 124.34 123.67
18 Santa Ana CA 3B 124.89 98.25 110.43 109.67
19 Denver CO 5B 93.88 104.88 97.15 95.67
20 Hartford CT 5A 128.36 104.06 111.89 109.00
21 New Haven CT 5A 128.23 104.06 111.86 109.00
22 Stamford CT 5A 132.03 103.73 113.35 110.33
23 Washington DC DC 4A 101.09 100.49 99.92 99.33
24 Wilmington DE 4A 122.84 99.84 105.34 101.33
25 Jacksonville FL 2A 68.60 99.92 87.70 90.00
26 Miami FL 1A 69.05 99.32 88.27 91.00
27 St. Petersburg FL 2A 70.96 99.93 86.58 87.33
28 Tampa FL 2A 71.45 100.29 89.55 92.00
29 Titusville FL 2A 74.58 98.54 89.82 92.00
30 Atlanta GA 3A 80.14 97.81 90.59 91.67
31 Savannah GA 2A 72.35 100.06 85.88 85.67
32 Honolulu HI 1A 143.06 130.72 128.76 123.33
33 Des Moines IA 5A 95.93 94.25 94.64 94.33
34 Boise ID 6B 82.75 102.22 91.80 91.33
35 Chicago IL 5A 150.27 95.75 117.40 113.67
36 Peoria IL 5A 119.35 93.35 103.74 102.00
37 Rock Island IL 5A 110.57 94.59 99.83 98.00
38 Rockford IL 5A 130.93 90.42 106.47 103.67
39 Evansville IN 4A 99.15 97.48 96.33 95.00
40 Hammond IN 5A 136.80 90.95 106.95 102.33
41 Indianapolis IN 5A 102.77 93.39 97.83 97.67
42 South Bend IN 5A 92.40 96.95 94.87 95.00
43 Topeka KS 4A 83.15 101.83 88.20 85.33
44 Wichita KS 5A 71.41 100.09 85.50 85.33
45 Louisville KY 4A 92.38 98.92 92.86 91.00
46 New Orleans LA 2A 71.09 96.66 88.15 91.00
47 Shreveport LA 3A 65.55 99.42 82.39 82.33
48 Boston MA 5A 151.94 103.57 120.10 115.00
49 New Bedford MA 5A 133.37 102.50 113.77 111.00
50 Springfield MA 5A 122.10 103.15 109.05 106.67
51 Worcester MA 5A 140.08 102.50 113.32 108.00
52 Baltimore MD 4A 92.60 100.22 95.56 95.00
53 Portland ME 6A 81.75 102.09 91.57 91.33
54 Detroit MI 5A 125.73 98.77 106.70 103.00
55 Flint MI 5A 113.24 92.49 99.95 98.00
56 Grand Rapids MI 5A 73.07 95.69 89.55 93.00
57 Lansing MI 5A 109.30 95.69 99.40 97.33
58 Duluth MN 7 116.74 96.00 104.35 103.00
59 Minneapolis MN 6A 127.75 89.28 108.01 107.67
60 St. Paul MN 6A 128.39 87.28 105.73 104.33
61 Cape Girardeau MO 4A 105.04 93.35 93.48 89.67
62 Kansas City MO 4A 119.21 100.16 103.67 99.67
63 St. Louis MO 4A 122.47 103.91 104.48 98.67
64 Jackson MS 2A 63.60 99.89 83.30 84.33
65 Billings MT 6B 83.08 113.11 93.64 90.67
66 Charlotte NC 3A 64.04 101.28 83.86 84.67
67 Raleigh NC 4A 62.38 98.69 83.81 86.00
68 Fargo ND 7 85.78 96.00 88.75 87.33
69 Omaha NE 5A 83.89 95.78 90.53 91.00
70 Manchester NH 5A 94.71 101.65 96.67 95.67
71 Newark NJ 4A 148.21 101.65 116.97 111.67
72 Trenton NJ 5A 146.26 101.65 114.18 107.67
73 Albuquerque NM 4B 84.52 100.63 90.23 88.67
74 Santa Fe NM 5B 81.64 100.63 90.45 90.00
75 Las Vegas NV 3B 119.58 101.98 106.31 103.33
76 Albany NY 5A 116.10 104.76 104.17 100.00
77 Buffalo NY 5A 113.14 102.49 105.93 104.67
78 New York NY 4A 170.22 118.41 135.73 130.00
79 Rochester NY 6A 103.24 103.69 103.19 103.00
80 Schenectady NY 5A 115.61 104.76 104.67 101.00
81 Syracuse NY 5A 104.47 103.69 102.03 100.67
82 Akron OH 5A 104.05 96.64 98.54 97.33
83 Cincinnati OH 4A 96.75 93.63 94.28 93.67
84 Cleveland OH 5A 110.93 96.64 101.72 100.33
85 Columbus OH 5A 97.47 93.72 95.24 95.00
86 Dayton OH 5A 95.79 93.96 93.95 93.33
87 Youngstown OH 5A 102.99 96.64 96.53 94.33
88 Oklahoma City OK 3A 74.75 101.89 86.33 85.00
89 Tulsa OK 3A 68.03 101.89 83.98 83.33
90 Portland OR 4C 118.73 101.25 103.80 99.67
91 Erie PA 5A 101.40 99.19 98.32 97.00
92 Philadelphia PA 4A 139.92 102.83 115.95 112.33
93 Pittsburgh PA 5A 111.55 99.90 103.29 101.67
94 Reading PA 5A 108.68 101.73 101.08 98.33
95 Scranton PA 5A 103.53 101.83 99.67 97.67
96 York PA 4A 93.37 101.73 96.42 95.67
97 Providence RI 5A 125.52 102.50 108.20 104.33
98 Columbia SC 3A 57.61 101.58 81.44 82.67
99 Spartanburg SC 3A 52.48 100.37 80.17 82.67
100 Sioux Falls SD 6A 66.88 95.78 82.93 84.00
101 Chattanooga TN 4A 73.23 99.10 85.87 85.67
102 Knoxville TN 4A 73.41 101.00 85.08 83.67
103 Memphis TN 3A 74.50 97.93 86.89 87.33
104 Nashville TN 4A 78.01 96.08 87.42 87.67
105 Corpus Christi TX 2A 68.71 99.34 83.41 83.00
106 Dallas TX 3A 65.34 95.08 85.28 88.67
107 El Paso TX 3B 54.54 99.50 79.81 81.67
108 Fort Worth TX 3A 63.51 95.08 84.32 87.67
109 Houston TX 2A 71.96 97.80 87.35 89.00
110 Lubbock TX 3B 65.21 97.65 83.37 84.67
111 San Antonio TX 2A 56.82 92.69 80.90 85.00
112 Sherman TX 3A 73.92 94.40 84.86 85.33
113 Salt Lake City UT 5B 79.05 106.18 88.25 85.33
114 Richmond VA 4A 65.16 101.50 88.73 92.33
115 Burlington VT 6A 92.44 102.23 93.33 90.67
116 Seattle WA 4C 128.20 100.50 107.94 103.67
117 Spokane WA 5B 95.75 99.27 98.80 99.67
118 Green Bay WI 6A 108.41 89.94 99.07 99.00
119 Madison WI 6A 113.17 89.94 98.82 97.00
120 Milwaukee WI 6A 126.44 89.94 105.08 103.00
121 Charleston WV 4A 103.95 101.76 97.94 94.67
122 Cheyenne WY 6B 79.29 104.88 88.64 86.33

 

 

 

State Climate Zone F+G Average Labor Index F+G Material Index F+G Composite Index Average Published Index
AK 2 137.79 142.90 133.64 129.17
AL 4 65.91 99.03 84.24 85.42
AR 1 67.71 100.73 83.89 83.67
AZ 1 81.31 106.47 92.76 92.00
CA 10 130.59 101.68 114.19 112.90
CO 1 93.88 104.88 97.15 95.67
CT 3 129.54 103.95 112.37 109.44
DC 1 101.09 100.49 99.92 99.33
DE 1 122.84 99.84 105.34 101.33
FL 5 70.93 99.60 88.39 90.47
GA 2 76.24 98.93 88.24 88.67
HI 1 143.06 130.72 128.76 123.33
IA 1 95.93 94.25 94.64 94.33
ID 1 82.75 102.22 91.80 91.33
IL 4 127.78 93.53 106.86 104.33
IN 4 107.78 94.69 98.99 97.50
KS 2 77.28 100.96 86.85 85.33
KY 1 92.38 98.92 92.86 91.00
LA 2 68.32 98.04 85.27 86.67
MA 4 136.88 102.93 114.06 110.17
MD 1 92.60 100.22 95.56 95.00
ME 1 81.75 102.09 91.57 91.33
MI 4 105.34 95.66 98.90 97.83
MN 3 124.30 90.85 106.03 105.00
MO 3 115.57 99.14 100.54 96.00
MS 1 63.60 99.89 83.30 84.33
MT 1 83.08 113.11 93.64 90.67
NC 2 63.21 99.98 83.84 85.33
ND 1 85.78 96.00 88.75 87.33
NE 1 83.89 95.78 90.53 91.00
NH 1 94.71 101.65 96.67 95.67
NJ 2 147.24 101.65 115.58 109.67
NM 2 83.08 100.63 90.34 89.33
NV 1 119.58 101.98 106.31 103.33
NY 6 120.46 106.30 109.29 106.56
OH 6 101.33 95.21 96.71 95.67
OK 2 71.39 101.89 85.16 84.17
OR 1 118.73 101.25 103.80 99.67
PA 6 109.74 101.20 102.46 100.44
RI 1 125.52 102.50 108.20 104.33
SC 2 55.04 100.97 80.80 82.67
SD 1 66.88 95.78 82.93 84.00
TN 4 74.79 98.53 86.31 86.08
TX 8 65.00 96.44 83.66 85.63
UT 1 79.05 106.18 88.25 85.33
VA 1 65.16 101.50 88.73 92.33
VT 1 92.44 102.23 93.33 90.67
WA 2 111.97 99.89 103.37 101.67
WI 3 116.01 89.94 100.99 99.67
WV 1 103.95 101.76 97.94 94.67
WY 1 79.29 104.88 88.64 86.33

 

 

Climate Zone Average Labor Index Material Index F+G Composite Index Average Published Index
Climate Zone 1a 106.06 115.02 108.52 107.17
Climate Zone 2a 68.82 98.87 86.23 87.82
Climate Zone 2b 81.31 106.47 92.76 92.00
Climate Zone 3a 66.95 98.74 84.34 85.33
Climate Zone 3b 110.50 99.93 104.39 103.83
Climate Zone 3c 146.73 105.55 122.52 120.11
Climate Zone 4a 102.13 100.63 98.40 96.42
Climate Zone 4b 84.52 100.63 90.23 88.67
Climate Zone 4c 123.46 100.88 105.87 101.67
Climate Zone 5a 113.62 98.74 103.00 100.87
Climate Zone 5b 87.58 102.74 93.66 92.67
Climate Zone 6a 105.39 94.46 98.64 97.78
Climate Zone 6b 81.71 106.74 91.36 89.44
Climate Zone 7 113.41 112.12 109.04 106.56
Climate Zone 8 137.88 141.43 133.26 129.00