When you’re looking to relocate, you have to check out several factors of the cities you’re considering. One publication ranked the top 25 U.S. cities in terms of cost of living and average commute time.


When it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Before you take the plunge of relocating, you should check out the cost of living and average commute time of the place you’re considering.

Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Alice Handley, and Adam Starr of womenco.com have ranked 25 cities in terms of overall value. Here are the top 25:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
  4. Oklahoma City, OK
  5. Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Area, NC
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Rochester, NY
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Honolulu, HI
  11. Nashville, TN
  12. Virginia Beach, VA
  13. Kansas City, MO
  14. Pittsburgh, PA
  15. Charlotte, NC
  16. Boston, MA
  17. Buffalo, NY
  18. Columbus, OH
  19. Indianapolis, IN
  20. St. Louis, MO
  21. Hartford, CT
  22. Louisville, KY
  23. Cincinnati, OH
  24. Philadelphia, PA
  25. San Diego, CA

Read about the specific criteria the cities were judged on — growth rates, average salaries, and cost of living.