Salt Lake City is one of 20 places in the United State where you can “live large on less than $100,000,” according to workandmoney.com.
Compiling information from GoBankingRates, Indeed and U.S. News & World Report, the website came up with a list that includes Utah’s capital city. “Though living here isn’t cheap, good growth trends in the job market make it worth a look,” wrote Deborah Adeyanju.
Among the reasons to locate in Salt Lake City:
- “Health care, education, transportation and a growing tech scene provide a diverse base of high-quality and high-paying jobs. The unemployment rate hovers around 3 percent.”
- “Good news for commuters: The city is making major investments in public infrastructure.”
- “This former Winter Olympics host city lies within a half-day drive of national parks including Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion, and has several world-class mountain resorts within driving distance.”
- “Its hiking trails and access to nature also get name-checked everywhere from National Geographic to Travel + Leisure to Outside.”
The website lists Salt Lake’s median salary at $63,900 — a figure it attributes to monster.com. It also lists Salt Lake’s population as 446,970 without attribution — and that’s more than twice the number of people who live in the city, and about 39 percent of the number that live in the Salt Lake County.
The other 19 cities on the list are Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Phoenix; Dallas; Bakersfield, Calif.; St. Louis; Fresno, Calif.; El Paso, Texas; Cincinnati; Durham, N.C.; Lexington, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo.; Baton Rouge, La.; Dayton, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; and Omaha, Neb.