Here’s a statistical fact: the average household income in the United States is $57,617. The average personal income, in contrast, is $31,099. Therefore, on the face of it, a 50K annual salary is quite comfortable. However, whether there’s a healthy cushion after paying for standard living essentials like food, medical expenses, housing and transportation, is the more relevant question.
Take a look at this infographic that charts expenditure data across 30 American cities and, then, maps three benchmark salaries onto them – the results offer fresh perspective on value of salaries.
How Far a 50K Salary Would Get You in 30 American Cities:
Infographic by – TitleMax