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Old 06-18-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Collierville,Tennessee
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which city/MSA has best salary/cost of living ratio? I am thinking of Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, etc. It has to have many job opportunities.............
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I read an article about this just a month ago or so but don't remember where. The answer it gave was Houston. Good salaries and very low cost of living for such a major city. I'll see if I can find the article.

Found it. Article is from last year even though I read it just recently.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotk...-the-farthest/

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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I read an article about this just a month ago or so but don't remember where. The answer it gave was Houston. Good salaries and very low cost of living for such a major city. I'll see if I can find the article.

I believe it was Forbes? I read the same as well. San Antonio, TX, Grand Rapids MI and a few others i cannot remember? Charlotte was on it too i believe?
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I believe it was Forbes? I read the same as well. San Antonio, TX, Grand Rapids MI and a few others i cannot remember? Charlotte was on it too i believe?
It was Forbes. I added it to the post above.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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US News and World Report recently listed the following ten cities as the highest real incomes based on costs of living and average salaries.

10: Raleigh
9: Atlanta
8: Madison
7: Dallas
6: Colorado Springs
5: Ogden (Utah)
4: Houston
3: Worcester (MA)
2: Washington DC
1: Des Moines

Interestingly enough, the top ten include 4 state capitals and the nation's capital. The list also includes MSAs/CSAs that range from hundreds of thousands to several million residents. The South, Southwest, Midwest, Mountain West, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are also represented. Only the West Coast is absent from the top ten.
1. Des Moines, Iowa: The 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Real Incomes - US News & World Report
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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It was Forbes. I added it to the post above.

hmmm?? That one has Detroit area on it.

I was thinking of this.. Nevermind..
The 10 Best Cities For Finding Employment Right Now - Forbes

Thanks for adding it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Houston
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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US News and World Report recently listed the following ten cities as the highest real incomes based on costs of living and average salaries.

10: Raleigh
9: Atlanta
8: Madison
7: Dallas
6: Colorado Springs
5: Ogden (Utah)
4: Houston
3: Worcester (MA)
2: Washington DC
1: Des Moines

Interestingly enough, the top ten include 4 state capitals and the nation's capital. The list also includes MSAs/CSAs that range from hundreds of thousands to several million residents. The South, Southwest, Midwest, Mountain West, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are also represented. Only the West Coast is absent from the top ten.
1. Des Moines, Iowa: The 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Real Incomes - US News & World Report
I find DC a bit far-fetched on this list.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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any major city where people need high pay as an incentive to live there. that goes for pretty much anywhere in the south, and parts of the midwest and mountain west.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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any major city where people need high pay as an incentive to live there. that goes for pretty much anywhere in the south, and parts of the midwest and mountain west.
I'm almost certain that is a very small factor in how people are paid. I think it has most to do with the amount of resources that exist within a state and how valuable those resources are, whether they be education, commodities, infrastructure, etc. The more dollars a state generates, the more people earn.
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