As we head into 2019, many factors will determine where people choose to work and live such as job opportunity and cost of living. Making a high salary is great, but if rents are so high that you have very little disposable income left over, are you going to be able to put money away for a rainy day?
Obviously, a person’s individual cultural and social tastes should also be considered, but from a purely financial standpoint, it would be wise to consult this list below before you begin your next job or home search.
Here were some of the national findings:
- The average income left after rent in the top 25 cities is 81 percent.
- Texas had five cities in the top 25.
- The Midwest placed eight cities on our list, including three in Ohio alone.
- Oklahoma boasts two of the top three cities, including the overall No. 1.
- Dallas had the highest average salary in the top 25 at $82,609, while its Texas neighbor, College Station, had the lowest average salary at just $55,086.
- The cheapest average monthly rent was $863 in Tulsa, while the highest average rent was Dallas’ $1,422.
The study looked at 100 business-related jobs on Indeed.com and compared it to the average rent of a two-bedroom apartment on Rentjungle.com.