And The All-Time Best City For A Professional Woman To Live In Is…
3:35 pm, June 5th | by Amy Tennery
We’re usually skeptical of studies that claim to “know” where’s the best place for professional women to live. We’re sorta diverse (as you might have noticed!) and the one-size fits all thing doesn’t always work for us. That being said, this most recent one seems to make a lot of sense.
First, the methodology: This report uses three key criteria to determine the best place for professional women to live — health, education and income. These three categories comprise what’s known as the Human Development Index, the standard by which we can all tell whether our home towns stink.
Weirdly, the report doesn’t appear to take cost of living into account — which gives some high-cost, high-income towns a seemingly unfair advantage over less expensive cities that (proportionally) pay less. San Antonio, Pittsburgh and Riverside, for example, look like they’re getting kind of a bad wrap.
The other two pieces of criterion, meanwhile, are seemingly spot on. And we’re relieved to see a quality of life report for women that doesn’t just take unemployment (or, lord help us, worse yet, dating opportunities) into account.
So. Where’s the best city for women? San Francisco, according to this. And… yep, that pretty much makes sense. We’ll buy that.
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