5 US cities where you won't blow right through your paycheck

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Let's face it, city life can be really expensive .

However, not all urban areas are alike. In fact, some cities are able to offer up both reasonable housing options and strong job opportunities.

Zillow and LinkedIn recently partnered up to figure out which US metropolises fit that bill.

LinkedIn's employment and salary data went toward figuring out which US cities had the strongest job markets. That information was combined with Zillow 's median rent data and income tax rates. The result was of list of five cities where professionals can expect to take home over 45% of their paycheck (after taxes and rent).

Here are those five cities where you won't find yourself blowing through your paycheck every month.

Note: The hire rate refers to the share of adult professionals who landed a new job in the past year. Read the full methodology here .

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