St. Louis, KC Among Top Quarter Of Metros In ‘Wallet Wellness,’ Study Shows

St. Louis ranks fifth and Kansas City seventh among the 30 largest U.S. metro areas in terms of “wallet wellness,” according to a new study by CardHub.

Wallet wellness, which essentially measures how conducive a city is to both financial and emotional prosperity, was calculated according to six factors, from rate of job growth and cost of living to transportation expenses and average commute time.

Minneapolis is No. 1 on the list. Riverside, Calif. ranks 30th. In general, cities in the middle of the country fared better than their coastal counterparts.

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