RVP11 wrote:High COL, high QOL = SF/Bay/LA
Slightly high COL, extremely high QOL = San Diego, Portland, Seattle
Average COL, high QOL = Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake, Sacramento
Low COL, decent QOL = Texas
High COL, decent QOL = The Northeast
Low COL, low QOL = The South, The Midwest
Sorry, but NYC QoL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SF/Bay/LA QoL. Try going out drinking at 2AM in LA and good luck finding a subway that runs at that hour, or a cab you can catch at 3 seconds' notice.
And lol at any place in California having a high QoL. The state of California epitomizes high CoL and low QoL, not to mention fiscal irresponsibility and just a horribly run state (have you seen their schools lately?). I spend most of my time indoors anyway, who cares about the 3 extra days of sun a year?
IMO the midwest has the best QoL, then the Northeast, then the Southeast, then the West besides California, then Hawaii/Alaska, then Mexico, then California. Canada ranks somewhere between the Northeast and Southeast. I define QoL as the kind of life you can get relative to CoL. Sure LA has great QoL, if you're Angelina Jolie.