The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer
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- Some cities are simply better suited for freelancing.
- A report from neighborhoods.com ranked the best US cities for freelancers using five measures: rent, internet speed, taxes, coffee shops, and transportation.
- Texas (with seven cities) and Florida (with five cities) are the two states that appeared the most on the list.
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Some cities are simply better suited for freelancing.
So says a report from neighborhoods.com, which ranked the best cities for freelancers in the US across five measures:
- Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment
- Average internet download speed for the city
- Average combined federal and state income taxes a freelancer would have to pay in that city, if they were making median freelancer income of $52,074.
- Number of Starbucks coffee shops per 100,00 people
- Ease of transportation (via walking, biking, or public transit). The higher the transportation score, the better (50 or higher is considered a very good score).
The state that took the cake was Texas, with seven cities on the list. Florida appeared the most in the top 10 cities, compromising four of top 10 picks and five total.
Check out the 29 best US cities for freelancers below:
29. Tucson, Arizona
28. Arlington, Texas
27. St. Paul, Minnesota
26. Salt Lake City, Utah
25. Irving, Texas
24. Henderson, Nevada
23. Ann Arbor, Michigan
22. Wilmington, North Carolina
21. Sacramento, California
20. St. Petersburg, Florida
19. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18. Dallas, Texas
17. Garland, Texas
16. Reno, Nevada
15. Austin, Texas
14. Tacoma, Washington
13. Knoxville, Tennessee
12. Houston, Texas
11. Cincinnati, Ohio
10. Tampa, Florida
9. Hialeah, Florida
8. San Antonio, Texas
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
6. Orlando, Florida
5. Scottsdale, Arizona
4. Tempe, Arizona
3. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2. Vancouver, Washington
1. Spokane, Washington
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