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Find Yourself A City to Live In

Emily Badger examines a new tool unveiled this week that makes finding your ideal city, and fulfilling the commandment of the Talking Heads' 1979 song "Cities," much easier.

Ever wished for some unbiased help in deciding the best place for you to live and work? If you have, than Upwardly Mobile, a new tool from Sunlight Foundation, can "take your career information and your spending priorities and figure out where it makes the most sense" for you to live and work.

Utilizing publicly available information on employment, salaries, average rents, and local medical and transportation costs, "the tool churns out a lot of surprising suggestions, and this is part of the point: Upwardly Mobile isn't just crunching obscure economic data for us so that we don't have to; that data is pointing to locations we would likely never entertain on our own."

For this editor, it looks like Florida is beckoning.

Full Story: Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

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