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Posted on: August 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sanford Named Best NC City for Average U.S. Salary


Sanford has been named the best city in North Carolina to live on $50,000, the average U.S. salary, according to GOBankingRates and reported by MSN Money.

The research firm compiled the list by subtracting cost-of-living expenses from a $50,000 salary based on data from cities across the United States. Each city included in the study have at least 5,000 households and a median income between $45,000 and $50,000. 

For Sanford, researchers found the cost of total annual necessities to be be $31,320.16, leaving $18,679.84 in workers' pockets. GOBankingRates said this of Sanford:

Sanford has always been known as an industrial and railway center, and it’s now one of the largest American producers of brick and pottery. Located in the rolling hills of the central Piedmont area, Sanford lies close to an hour southwest of Raleigh. Costs in the city are generally low, except for healthcare, which lands nearly 9% above the U.S. average.

Read the article and see which other U.S. cities were included here.

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