Business Insider Ranks Dallas No. 3 Wallet-Friendly City in The U.S.

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We’ve got a low cost of living, a relatively stable job market, affordable real estate (when you can find it!) and an average commute time of just 12 minutes!

Wait … WHAT?

According to Business Insider‘s list extolling all the reasons Dallas is easy on the wallet, most Dallasites have an average commute time that is just a quarter of an hour. Hmmmm…. looks like somebody didn’t check their math, because I’m sure all of the lovely folks parked on North Central Expressway between 7 and 9:30 a.m. and 3 and 6 p.m. would beg to differ.



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Other than that, BI says our annual personal income is more than $43,000, we rank a 4.8 out of 10 on the “stress scale” (again, they should’ve talked to the folks on North Central!), and our annual job growth is at 2.28 percent.

Dallas came out behind Houston (No. 2) and Minneapolis, Minn., (No. 3). We beat Pittsburgh and St. Lousis to round out the top five. Want to see the whole list? Check it out here.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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