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You don't need to make 6 figures to be rich in these cities

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew DePietro of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 33: Living rich in the United States is not nearly as easy as it was in the Golden Age of America’s middle class. Over the years, the cost of living has risen unceasingly across the nation while wages have stagnated. However, there are some places in the U.S. where you can live rich — and you don’t need to make six figures to do so.
In a recent analysis, GOBankingRates surveyed the average cost of living, the median value of top-tier homes and the income threshold of the 80th percentile of households representing the top 20 percent of earners. We defined “rich” as having an income that ranks among the top 20 percent of household earners in order to identify where you can earn less and still be “rich.”

You don't need to make 6 figures to be rich in these cities

Living rich in the United States is not nearly as easy as it was in the Golden Age of America’s middle class. Over the years, the cost of living has risen unceasingly across the nation while wages have stagnated. However, there are some places in the U.S. where you can live rich — and you don’t need to make six figures to do so.

In a recent analysis, GOBankingRates surveyed the average cost of living, the median value of top-tier homes and the income threshold of the 80th percentile of households representing the top 20 percent of earners. We defined “rich” as having an income that ranks among the top 20 percent of household earners in order to identify where you can earn less and still be “rich.”

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