Six of 10 best cities for wallet wellness in Midwest, Cleveland makes cut

CLEVELAND - Rankings for the 2013 best and worst cities for wallet wellness are out and Cleveland makes the best list. released its rankings 2013's Best & Worst Cities for Wallet Wellness to give consumers a sense of where they're most likely to lead a financially satisfying, low-stress lifestyle. 

According to the American Psychological Association, money and work are the leading causes of stress. CardHub's analysis focused on a variety of factors, including rate of job growth and cost of living to transportation expenses and average commute time in each of the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Below is a list of the study's results:

10 Best Cities for Wallet Wellness

      1.   Minneapolis, MN
      2.   Houston, TX
      3.   Dallas, TX
      4.   Pittsburgh, PA
      5.   St. Louis, MO
      6.   Cleveland, OH
      7.   Kansas City, MO
      8.   Cincinnati, OH
      9.   Chicago, IL
    10.   Atlanta, GA

10 Worst Cities for Wallet Wellness

    1.    Riverside, CA
    2.    Portland, OR
    3.    Las Vegas, NV
    4.    Orlando, FL
    5.    Los Angeles, CA
    6.    New York, NY
    7.    Sacramento, CA
    8.    San Antonio, TX
    9.    San Diego, CA
    10.  Boston, MA

Other takeaways from the study:

- Houston ranks 1st in terms of average income adjusted for cost of living, and Riverside ranks last.
- Atlanta ranks 1st in terms of annual job growth, and Portland ranks last.
- New York ranks 1st in terms of transportation costs adjusted for average income, and Riverside ranks last.

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