Buffalo #6 for Highest Quality of Life
How much income goes to rent, the percent of people with health insurance coverage, poverty level, unemployment, number of hours worked per week, and travel time to work were the factors considered for Nerdwallet when determining which cities have the highest quality of life. Buffalo was the only city in the Northeast that landed in the top 10. Buffalo ranked high for working less hours per week than most cities as well as having a low cost of living.
Only cities from Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were able to beat Buffalo. Some cities Buffalo ranked higher than were: Pittsburgh (12th), Seattle (13th), Boston (18th), Austin (48th), Cleveland (62nd), Las Vegas (73rd), Chicago (83rd), Houston (85th), Detroit (88th), and New York City (92nd).