You’ll Never Believe How Much It Costs To Live Comfortably In 15 US Cities

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Yes, we know you have to make a ton of money to live comfortably but these numbers may just be a little crazy for some people! OK — most people.

Business Insider gathered up the cost of how much you need to make in order to live in the top 15 major U.S. cities…comfortably. 

Check the list out below and prepare for a major headache:

  1. New York City (DEAR GOD)
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $84,972
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $50,983
    Suggested annual savings: $33,989
    Suggested annual take-home income: $169,944
  2. Washington, D.C.Estimated cost of annual necessities: $80,220
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $48,132
    Suggested annual savings: $32,088
    Suggested annual take-home income: $160,440
  3. Boston
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $78,252
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $46,951
    Suggested annual savings: $31,301
    Suggested annual take-home income: $156,504
  4. San Francisco
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $76,776
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $46,066
    Suggested annual savings: $30,710
    Suggested annual take-home income: $153,552
  5. Philadelphia 
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $71,412
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $42,847
    Suggested annual savings: $28,565
    Suggested annual take-home income: $142,824
  6. Baltimore
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $71,196
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $42,718
    Suggested annual savings: $28,478
    Suggested annual take-home income: $142,392
  7. Los Angeles
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $70,704
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $42,422
    Suggested annual savings: $28,282
    Suggested annual take-home income: $141,408
  8. San Diego
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $67,824
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $40,694
    Suggested annual savings: $27,130
    Suggested annual take-home income: $135,648
  9. Seattle 
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $66,660
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,996
    Suggested annual savings: $26,664
    Suggested annual take-home income: $133,320
  10. Denver
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $65,700
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,420
    Suggested annual savings: $26,280
    Suggested annual take-home income: $131,400
  11. Portland
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $65,700
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,420
    Suggested annual savings: $26,280
    Suggested annual take-home income: $131,400
  12. Chicago (UGH)
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $65,700
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,420
    Suggested annual savings: $26,280
    Suggested annual take-home income: $131,400
  13. Miami
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $65,700
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,420
    Suggested annual savings: $26,280
    Suggested annual take-home income: $131,400
  14. Sacramento
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $65,700
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,420
    Suggested annual savings: $26,280
    Suggested annual take-home income: $131,400
  15. Houston
    Estimated cost of annual necessities: $65,700
    Suggested annual discretionary spending: $39,420
    Suggested annual savings: $26,280
    Suggested annual take-home income: $131,400

Those “suggested annual take-home income” is making our anxiety shoot through the roof. We’ll stick to playing scratch-offs.

For those in Chicago, living comfortably means going to work, coming home, relaxing and enjoying the summer weather. What is your definition of living comfortably? Comment below and let us know!

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