. What is the deciding factor influencing whether you should live in a one city or another? In order to make a good decision about where to live there are certain circumstances to consider, many coming from an economic standpoint. What is the cost of living? Are the employment opportunities abundant? What is the unemployment rate? Is the cost of housing too high?

. What is the deciding factor influencing whether you should live in a one city or another? In order to make a good decision about where to live there are certain circumstances to consider, many coming from an economic standpoint. What is the cost of living? Are the employment opportunities abundant? What is the unemployment rate? Is the cost of housing too high?

Over forty million people relocate in the United States every year. What is the deciding factor influencing whether you should live in a one city or another? In order to make a good decision about where to live there are certain circumstances to consider, many coming from an economic standpoint. What is the cost of living? Are the employment opportunities abundant? What is the unemployment rate? Is the cost of housing too high? These and other economic factors will be discussed, evaluated and considered in deciding which major city to live in, Los Angeles, California, or Seattle, Washington. There are many reasons Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the United States. Los Angeles boasts fantastic weather year round (258 sunny days annually), great ethnic diversity, a long list of recreational activities (beaches, malls, Hollywood nightlife, amusement parks), and is the financial center of the West Coast. Seattle on the other hand is widely known for its rainy weather (148 days annually), superb air quality, internationally acclaimed theater, music, and dance arts, famous seafood cuisine, not to mention it is the second best metropolitan area to live in the U.S. behind Orange County, California, according to the Places Rated Almanac. It is also the fifth best city to relocate or expand a business in the United States according Expansion Management Magazine. Obviously both Los Angeles and Seattle excel in livability and appeal so in order to make a competent choice, I will take the following factors, compare and analyze them, and make an informed decision. DEMOGRAPHICS Los Angeles, being the one of the most populated cities in the country (3,633,591), has six times more people than Seattle (537,150) and is more densely populated. Both exceed the national average on population and density. The median household income in Los Angeles ($50,198) is more than Seattle ($42,364), although income per capita, meaning…


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