In the No. 2 spot is Salt Lake City, with an index score of 4.11. The average cost-of-living-adjusted salary is $43,010. Trailing close behind is No. 3 Jacksonville, with a score of 4.08 and an average adjusted income of $45,736.
“In Salt Lake City and Jacksonville we found young professionals ranked very high for how they feel about their company, as well as the people they work with, those they work for, and the type of work that they do,” Miller says.