Which City Has The Best (Or Worst) Bang For Your Buck In America?


Just like I believe everything my (saint of a) mother says to be true, so too do I trust NPR, mostly because of Ira Glass which has no bearing on its validity. But I digress. Point is, saddle up, partner; we’re going to beautiful Danville, Illinois!

NPR used some data released by the government to examine the median income of people in over 356 cities nationwide and subsequently, how far those dollars go in terms of cost of living. Not surprisingly, it’s not great for those of us residing in some of the larger, more cosmopolitan cities.

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As you can see, for places like San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City, it feels like you make about $9,000 dollars less than you do. Nine fucking thousand. I KNEW it wasn’t just me being a shithead with my money and overly self-indulgent.

On the other end of the spectrum, cities like Danville, Illinois, Muncie, Indiana, and Hot Springs, Arkansas, you’ll feel like you make more money than you actually do. Welp, see ya guys in Indiana! Go Colts.

You can input your city and get your results HERE.

[via NPR]

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Mary Swanson

Both a bitter and optimistic 24-year-old entry-level underachiever with 2-4 friends and 0 talents. Washed up is an understatement. I prefer almost all my food luke-warm, what does that say about me?

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