The Dream of Comfortable Living ... Just How Attainable Is It?

January 21, 2016

I just want to be able to make enough money to live comfortably, is one of those things people say when discussing their future. But what, exactly, does it mean to "live comfortably"? And how much will it cost you to do so?

Business Insider has posted a list from that shows just how much money you will need to make to buy a house and live comfortably in 23 different U.S. cities. "Living comfortably" is, for these purposes, defined as the ability to save a 20 percent down payment for a home, cover the average per-person expenditure, and pay off non-mortgage-related household debt.

It wasn’t much of a competition, as the most expensive city on the list requires more than $50,000 more to live comfortably in than the second city on the list.

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