Oklahoma City ranks No. 1 for high salaries and low cost of living

By Eric Long / Economy / July 19, 2018

  • GoBankingRates.com recently determined the top 12 U.S. cities with high salaries and low cost of living. Oklahoma City came in at No. 1!
  • GoBankingRates.com compared and ranked 270 U.S. cities based upon their livability, taking into consideration the average yearly income and the average monthly living expense for that area. All data was sourced from Zillow, Numbeo and the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • OKC was also on the GoBankingRates.com list of places you can live comfortably for less than $50,000 a year as well as being listed among the top 20 cities where your paycheck goes the furthest.


Total necessities includes costs of median home rent, groceries, utilities and transportation. A rank of 1 is most favorable.
Source: GoBankingRates.com, 2018.

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division at www.greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – (405)297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com.

This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of The POINT!

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