Difference Between What You Make and How far It Goes in Houston and Four Other Cities

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3) New York City

We bet you're not surprised that a $37,064 yearly median income gets you a whole $28,799 in money power.

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2) Dallas-Fort Worth

The median income here is $31, 756, a little higher than Houston. And it's real value? $28,818.

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1) Houston

If you're pulling in the median here, which is $31,236, then you're really only getting about $29, 467. Not that much bang for the buck.

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I've lived in both Dallas and Houston. Before I came to Houston I never heard anyone in Dallas mention of a rivalry between the two cities.

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