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Boston Places Top 20 in Best Place to Live! How Do We stack Up Against #1

Boston Comes in a strong 18 according to US News and World Report!

Although Atlanta, Georgia topped the 2022 list for best city to live in the USA from Money Magazine, Boston didn't do too shabby and made it to the top 20 list! Money Magazine ranked Atlanta as the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in its annual list, citing its strong labor market, cultural amenities and community spirit and commitment to equality and justice. Boston does a whole lot better than all but a handful of cities in a new ranking of America's "Best Places To Live." Boston performed the best in the areas of desirability, job market and quality of life, while getting a middling grade for value, given the sky-high price of real estate in the area. According to US News and World Report Boston is in fact one of the top cities in the country! The metro area features a diverse culinary scene, access to cultural institutions, and proximity to world-class schools, employers and health care.

There are a lot of similarities between Boston and Atlanta. Atlanta isn’t a massive city. Population-wise, neither is Boston which is said to have a small town feel, Atlanta hovers right around 500,000, on par with Boston’s 645,000. But both culturally and economically, the Georgia capital punches way above its weight. It’s the fourth-largest Black-majority city in the U.S., and the proud hometown of Martin Luther King Jr. It has some of the best universities in the country, Morehouse, Spelman, Clark, Emory, and Georgia Tech — which ranked 6th on Money’s 2022 list of Best Colleges — and a culinary scene that champions soul food, steakhouses and greasy spoon diners in equal measure. It has America’s largest puppetry museum a few blocks away from the world famous High Museum of Art, and America’s only trap music museum created by rapper T.I.. It has professional baseball, and it has drag shows. (Sometimes, it even has baseball-themed drag shows) sounds like Boston!. Boston was ranked as the sixth most educated city overall, behind Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Jose, California, Washington D.C., Madison, Wisconsin, and San Francisco California.

No matter what kind of person you are, Atlanta, like Boston is a place where you can feel at home. And, just as important, it’s also a place where you can find a job. The only negative you will find in Boston is you have to be wicked rich to live life at the same quality you can in Atlanta the houses you can purchase in Atlanta for $400,000 dollars would cost upwards of 2-3 million in the Boston area. The cost of living in Atlanta is 30%-40% less expensive than in Boston! The median cost of a home in Atlanta is $334,000 in Boston it is $767,000. Atlanta has more entrepreneurs in business than Boston perhaps because if you sell a house in Boston you can purchase a better one in Atlanta and still have money to start a business and purchase a new car as well as invest in a second rental property while setting up a college fund for your children.

The median amount to start a business in Atlanta is less than $20,000. In Boston the initial startup costs for opening a retail store can average around $48,000. This doesn't include items that vary based on your geographic location such as the first month's deposit, insurance, utilities and licensing fees. A good salary in Boston, MA is anything over $53,000. That's because the median income in Boston is $53,000, which means if you earn more than that you're earning more than 50% of the people living in Boston. The average salary in Boston is $63,751. A good hourly wage in Boston is $25.48 per hour. A good salary in Atlanta, GA is anything over $52,000. That's because the median income in Atlanta is $52,000, which means if you earn more than that you're earning more than 50% of the people living in Atlanta. The average salary in Atlanta is $64,203. A good hourly wage in Atlanta is $25.00 per hour. Remember the cost of living in Atlanta is 40% less than Boston and the average salary in Atlanta is slightly above that of those in Boston Massachusetts.


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