Meme-Watch: University Cities

But they differ from the largest cities in their low cost of living, their low unemployment rates and their low violent crime rates…That low cost of living in University Cities nearly perfectly compensates for the higher salaries in the nation’s biggest cities. Put another way, if you adjust salaries for cost of living, the median salary in a University City is $45,218 compared to $45,904 for New York, Boston and the nation’s 15 largest cities.

Via Scott Shapiro at Next City. For more about the project see

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