Temperatures have begun to drop in many parts of the US, which usually means more hours spent indoors. Here is something that keeps me busy when I'm bored: a cost-of-living calculator. There are plenty of variations online, but I like the calculator on CNN Money best. Just enter your current salary, city, and state, and then choose a city and state for comparison. The calculator will generate a cost-of-living analysis with comparable salary and expenses including groceries, housing, transportation, utilities, and healthcare.
There will always be personal variables that skew the accuracy of the calculations, but it's a fun way to pass the time and get an idea of how far your salary would go if you lived somewhere else.