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Top 5 Cities to Build Wealth

Top 5 Cities to Build Wealth

Maura Pallera | Monster.com

Is your paycheck not stretching far enough? Are you considering moving to a new town? Are you just looking to change jobs? If so, it may be time to look at one of the cities at the top of Salary.com’s 2008 Salary Value Index. The compensation experts at Salary.com uncovered the top US cities for building personal net worth by taking into account local salaries, cost of living and unemployment relative to the national average.

This year’s list also factors in qualitative measures, including diversity of industry, education level of the cities’ population, proximity to post-secondary institutions, percent of the population below the poverty level and median travel time to work.