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Viewing background information

Viewing background information on the cities of your choice is very easy. You can either click on the Hardship & City Information button on the top navigation bar or navigate from the hyperlinked city names in the index and price data tables.

When you go to the Hardship & City Information page the base city from your selection will show up by default. Just use the dropdown at the top of the page to change the city.