How far would a $100,000 salary go in Kansas City and other major cities?

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The quality of life Americans can achieve on a $100,000 salary hinges on the cost of living in their chosen state and city.

GoBankingRates.com analyzed how far $100,000 goes in the 50 largest U.S. cities, after subtracting necessary expenses such as taxes, groceries, rent, utilities, health care and driving costs.

After taxes and expenses, those in the Kansas City metro’s biggest city making $100,000 would have about $35,400 left over. That’s better than Omaha, Nebraska, whose residents would have just $32,000 in their pockets, and far better than San Francisco, whose residents would be under water by nearly $2,700.

According to the personal finance website, Kansas Citians making $100,000 would have leftover income equal to about the national average. But it’s less than those living in Dallas; Oklahoma City; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita.

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