America’s most miserable cities

Forbes examined nine factors for the 200 largest metro areas in the U.S to determine the most miserable city in the nation. The metrics include the serious: violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes (income and property) and home prices. They also included less weighty, but still important quality-of-life issues like commute times and weather.

Forbes tweaked the methodology in this year’s list in response to feedback from readers, dropping rankings of both pro sports team success and political corruption, since both were based on regional, rather than city-specific data. They also added a new measure - net migration - which is a clear gauge of whether or not residents feel a community is worth living in.

Source: Forbes

Figures are in US Dollars

Feb 25, 2013

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