Thursday, January 29, 2015
Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in America
Who wouldn't want to live in an affluent community! It's great to be in a rich community, surrounded by nice homes, lots of cultural opportunities, and other people who have wealth. Good jobs are also important. If this sounds like what you want, it's important to know what kind of income you will need in order to live comfortably in a rich community.
It's true, no matter where you go, rich means rich; the cost of living is high. If rich is what you want, you'll want to check out the top 10 list of the richest cities in America, recently published by USA Today. The information was gathered from FindtheBest and includes cities with a population greater than 500,000 that have the highest percentage of households earning at least $150,000 per year.
Here are the top 10 richest cities in America, and what you'll need to earn in order to live comfortably in each city listed:
1. San Francisco — $124,561 yearly income will be necessary to live comfortably here.
2. San Jose — in San Jose, you'll need to make around $115,515.
3. Washington, D.C. — $108,092 would enable you to live comfortably in D.C.
4. Seattle — all you need is $93,634 a year to live in Seattle.
5. San Diego — a salary of $101,984 would do it in San Diego.
6. Boston — in historical Boston, $106,082 is what you'd need to be financially comfortable.
7. New York City — New York is an expensive place to live, requiring an annual salary of $131,365 in Brooklyn, $169,639 in Manhattan, and $116,907 in Queens.
8. Los Angeles — this popular west coast city would be a comfortable place to live on $102,061 a year.
9. Denver — $82,036 is all you need to live comfortably in Denver.
10. Austin — lots of people in Austin earn over $150,000, but you could be comfortable on only $72,912.
For more information, visit www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/01/25/cheat-sheet-10-richest-cities/21394881/