You Could Live Large in Omaha

Think the Washington area is expensive? You’re right—it’s one of the country’s pricier areas.

By: Kim Forrest

Say you’re making $100,000 a year in Washington: Here’s how much you’d need to earn to maintain the same standard of living in other cities, according to the financial planning site Bankrate.com:
New York City
$137,908
San Francisco
$119,856
Honolulu
$108,775
Los Angeles
$107,915
Boston
$95,250
Hartford
$81,906
Baltimore
$80,208
Miami
$79,123
Richmond
$74,336
Cleveland
$69,296
Atlanta
$66,949
Raleigh
$64,432
Arlington, Texas
$61,497
Omaha
$60,317