While living in one of America’s major cities like New York, Los Angeles, or Miami may sound glamorous, it’s no secret that the lifestyle in those places can be difficult. Long work hours, tedious commutes, and a high cost of living can take a toll on residents.
The site compared the top 50 metro areas in the US using a variety of indicators including average commute times, income inequality, the cost of housing relative to income, the number of hours residents work in relation to how much they earn, the percentage of people in good health, and the cost of living compared to the national average.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top cities tended to have shorter average commutes and high marks for income equality. Miami, New York, and Los Angeles all scored abysmally on those two measures and all landed at the bottom of the list.
Here are the cities in the US where Americans live the most balanced lives: