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US cities with poor work-life balance

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Don’t move to New York City if you value balance in your life.

At least that’s a takeaway from a list by Magnify Money which evaluated cities across the United States on the lifestyle residents live. New York, New York, with an expensive cost of living and only slightly more than one-third of people in good health, ranked dead last. (Methodology here.)

The list looked to seven indicators of balance to put together it’s list: income spent on housing, hours worked compared to earnings, income inequality, average commute times, the health of residents, average sleep, and the price of goods and services.

Read on below to see the 11 cities where people are the least healthy, have the worst commute times, and don’t sleep enough.


11. Las Vegas, Nevada

11. Las Vegas, Nevada

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• Average commute time: 24.6 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 38.9%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: .5% lower

10. Chicago, Illinois

10. Chicago, Illinois

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• Average commute time: 31.5 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 37.4%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 2% higher

9. Memphis, Tennessee

9. Memphis, Tennessee

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• Average commute time: 24.3 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 39.8%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 4.4% lower

8. Houston, Texas

 8. Houston, Texas

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• Average commute time: 29.9 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 36%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 1.3% higher

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

• Average commute time: 26.7 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 38.5%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 4.4% lower

6. Detroit, Michigan

• Average commute time: 26.7 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 50.8%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: .8% lower

5. Tampa, Florida

• Average commute time: 27.2 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 37.9%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: .4% higher

4. Los Angeles, California

4. Los Angeles, California

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• Average commute time: 30.9 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 37.5%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 5.9% higher

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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• Average commute time: 29.1 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 44.3%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 4.8% higher

2. Miami, Florida

2. Miami, Florida

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• Average commute time: 29.3 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 37.4%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: .2% higher

1. New York, New York

• Average commute time: 35.4 minutes

• People getting fewer than 7 hours sleep: 41%

• Goods and services prices compared to national average: 13.2% higher

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