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2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in -- Honolulu Ranks 17th
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2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in

From Wallet Hub, August 3, 2015

With August being a peak moving month and big cities growing considerably faster than in the previous decade, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the right city for urban dwellers. To do so, WalletHub compared the attractiveness of the largest U.S. cities in terms of livability, the quality of their health and education systems, economic growth and tax rates. Our data set includes a total of 31 key metrics.

Honolulu Ranks 17th Overall:

  • 35 -- Livability
  • 7 -- Education
  • 22 -- Health
  • 50 -- Local Economy and Taxes
Best Large Cities to Live in   Worst Large Cities to Live in
  1 Austin, TX   53 Fresno, CA
  2 Raleigh, NC   54 Tulsa, OK
  3 Colorado Springs, CO   T-55 Milwaukee, WI
  4 San Jose, CA   T-55 St. Louis, MO
  5 Seattle, WA   57 Wichita, KS
  6 San Diego, CA   58 Indianapolis, IN
  7 Denver, CO   59 Cleveland, OH
  T-8 San Francisco, CA   60 Philadelphia, PA
  T-8 Lexington, KY   61 Memphis, TN
  10 Virginia Beach, VA   62 Detroit, MI

Key Stats

  • The household income adjusted by the cost of living in Virginia Beach, Va., is three times higher than in Cleveland.
  • San Diego’s school system quality score is twice as high as Philadelphia’s.
  • Detroit’s violent crime rate is 13 times as high as Virginia Beach, Va.’s.
  • The percentage of adults with a BMI of 30 or higher in Memphis, Tenn., is two times higher than in San Jose, Calif.
  • The percentage of the population smoking daily Louisville, Ky., is four times higher than in San Jose, Calif.
  • The percentage of adults eating fruits or vegetables (five or more servings per day) in San Francisco is two times higher than in Tulsa, Okla.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-large-cities-to-live-in/14358/

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