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If your heart is set on living in New York, DC, or San Francisco, a six-figure salary doesn’t stretch as far as you might like.

But once you start looking elsewhere, you’d be surprised how much cash you’ll have.

Magnify Money analyzed 381 major metros across the US to see where a family earning $100,000 would have the most and least room left in their budget to pay their expenses.

That’s $8,333 a month before taxes for a household of three — two adults, one child — to pay for food, housing, transportation, childcare, student-loan payments, entertainment, and personal savings. (See the full methodology.)

According to Magnify Money’s analysis, here are the most affordable metro areas to live in the US, where a six-figure salary makes you more than comfortable:

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9. Jackson, Mississippi

Monthly after-tax income: $6,585

Estimated monthly expenses: $4,263 (65% of monthly after-tax income)

Remaining income: $2,322

8. Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Monthly after-tax income: $6,626

Estimated monthly expenses: $4,304 (65% of monthly after-tax income)

Remaining income: $2,323

7. Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia

Monthly after-tax income: $6,626

Estimated monthly expenses: $4,274 (64% of monthly after-tax income)

Remaining income: $2,353

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