10 cities where your paycheck goes farther

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    By Alaina Tweddale/GOBankingRates

    If you're planning on moving to a different city in the near future, make sure you get a realistic view of how far your current paycheck will take you.

    GOBankingRates.com set out to find out where your dollar stretches the furthest in the U.S. The study looked at the nation's 50 largest cities and compared the cost of living -- which includes the local price of necessities and a 50-20-30 budgeting rule (50 percent for living essentials, 20 percent to cover financial obligations, and 30 percent for lifestyle expenses) -- to the median family income. From there, GOBankingRates was able to determine the actual income needed to live comfortably in each city.

    The end result? The top 10 cities with the greatest difference between the actual income needed to live comfortably and the median household income for that city. The higher the difference, the longer your paycheck will last.

    Click through to see in which 10 cities your paycheck will go the furthest.

    This article was originally published by GOBankingRates.