More Americans are move out of big cities like San Francisco, Chicago and New York City, choose less dense areas where their dollar can go further. As the housing market soars in these cities and their surrounding areas, a household income of $100,000 just doesn’t stretch as far as it used to.
In the 1970s, the average income equated to about $75,000 by today’s standards, but inflation means wages just aren’t cutting it, as 51% of people earning more than $100,000 each year report living wages paycheck to paycheck, according to one new study.
But what if we told you there are places in the US where an income of $100,000 goes a long way?
We have compiled a list of the 25 best cities where a $100,000 household income no longer means living from one paycheck to the next, according to SmartAsset.
All cost information was obtained from the Talent Income Tax Calculator and PayScale.