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Notoriously Expensive: List Of America’s Richest Cities To Live

San Francisco

As the U.S. economy continues to recover, surprisingly, San Francisco topped a list of the America’s richest cities, according to a new estimates by the USA Today. Which U.S. cities have the highest costs of living?

San Francisco has been named the America’s richest city to live in – but what about New York City or Los Angeles?

Residents in San Francisco, which was No. 1, need need a salary of $124,561 a year to live “comfortably,” but, as always, some cities of the U.S. are wealthier than others.

Right behind San Francisco at No. 2 is San Jose where to be comfortable, residents need a salary of $115,000. Washington, D.C, meanwhile, was ranked 3rd. 2 others California cities made the list — San Diego and Los Angeles.

Seattle ranked No. 4 on the list. Residents there need more than $93,634 to live comfortably there.  And in San Diego, which ranked No. 5, residents need more than $101,984.

The rankings were adjusted to compensate for cost of living in each city.

San Francisco

Following is a look at each of the 10 richest cities in the United States to live in.

1. San Francisco — You’d need a salary of $124,561 to live comfortably in San Francisco.

2. San Jose — You’d need a salary of $115,515 to live comfortably in San Jose.

3. Washington, D.C. — You’d need a salary of $108,092 to live comfortably in Washington, D.C.

4. Seattle — You’d need a salary of $93,634 to live comfortably in Seattle.

5. San Diego — You’d need a salary of $101,984 to live comfortably in San Diego.

6. Boston — You’d need a salary of $106,082 to live comfortably in Boston.

7. New York City — To live comfortably, you’d need a salary of $131,365 in Brooklyn, $169,639 in Manhattan, and $116,907 in Queens.

8. Los Angeles — You’d need a salary of $102,061 to live comfortably in Los Angeles.

9. Denver — You’d need a salary of $82,036 to live comfortably in Denver.

10. Austin — You’d need a salary of $72,912 to live comfortably in Austin.

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

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Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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