By WalletHub, Special for USDR.
In recognition of the high cost of summer travel and the still-recovering economy, the personal finance social network WalletHub today followed up on its analysis of the Best & Worst Cities for Summer Travel with a look at the Best & Worst Cities to Staycation in 2014.
We compared each of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. based on 20 key metrics – ranging from the number of public golf courses and swimming pools per capita to the cost of maid services – in order to help consumers who are on the fence about staying home or taking a trip make the best decisions for their wallets and enjoy a bit of fun this summer.
|1.||Buffalo, New York||11.||St. Petersburg, Florida|
|2.||Minneapolis, Minnesota||12.||Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky|
|3.||Cincinnati, Ohio||13.||St. Louis, Missouri|
|4.||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||14.||Cleveland, Ohio|
|5.||Portland, Oregon||15.||Atlanta, Georgia|
|6.||Omaha, Nebraska||16.||Boise City, Idaho|
|7.||New Orleans, Louisiana||17.||St. Paul, Minnesota|
|8.||Tampa, Florida||18.||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|9.||Orlando, Florida||19.||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|10.||Seattle, Washington||20.||Raleigh, North Carolina|
- Las Vegas, NV has 87-times more live performances per capita than Lincoln, Nebraska.
- Tampa, FL has 143-times more zoos & aquariums per capita than New York, NY.
- Going bowling in New York, NY is 3.5-times more expensive than in Buffalo, NY.
- Going to a beauty salon in Los Angeles, CA or Long Beach, CA is 3-times more expensive than in Fort Wayne, IN.
- Hiring a maid in Fort Wayne, IN is 5-times more expensive than in Winston-Salem, NC.
- Cincinnati, OH has 173-times more parks per capita than Toledo, OH.
To see where your city ranks, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-staycations/4341/
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