A $100K Income Is Worth the Most in These U.S. Cities

An income of $100k has the most purchasing power in these cities.

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Making a salary of $100k may sound like a lot, but its actual purchasing power depends largely on where you live. The city you live in plays a big factor in how far your money goes, as cost of living differences and varying tax rates can significantly impact the value of your salary. Because of this, making an informed decision on where to call home can have a lasting impact on your long-term finances. 

After adjusting for federal, state and local taxes, as well as local cost of living premiums, SmartAsset has determined just how much $100,000 is worth in the largest cities across the U.S. in 2024. Here’s where your cash goes the farthest, and where it’s worth the least. 

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.