How Much Does It Take to be Middle-Class?

If you earned $50,000 a year in Dallas, here’s what you’d need to make in other cities to enjoy the same standard of living:




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  1. Neil H. says:

    That’s an eye opener. You have to earn twice as much to live in New York?

  2. Larry C. says:

    What this shows is that the coastal cities, where the ability to develop is often severely limited, are rationing scarce space with much higher prices.

  3. Ken says:

    Miami isn’t too bad. I consider it coastal.

  4. coachlinda says:

    Which is why FAFSA needs to consider the student’s home town/state when calculating expected family contribution!

  5. hoads says:

    I’d like to see a model with property and state taxes included.