Three Things I Learned From Their Graffic
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1. Yay Wisconsin! for being one of the most active states. I guess we feel the need to work out a lot to justify the beer and cheese (and yes, I'm merely feeding into the stereotype). But seriously, La Crosse (where I went to school) routinely makes the top of the list for most active cities in the country, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised by this ranking.
2. The graffic on the bottom shows how much money the top 100 cities spend on personal care and activities. #3 = Washington, DC at $124/month. #5 = Arlington, VA at $111/month. My city (Alexandria) is right next to both of those (geographically) but doesn't make the list for some reason. I'd say my spending is about on par with those figures. Sadly. Although, is that too much money to spend on "personal care and activities?" I assume that includes gym memberships, hair cuts/color, waxing, nail care (I spend way too much on nail polish, I'll be the first one to admit that), and other things like yoga classes, etc. But does that include workout clothes, shoes, accessories, etc? Not sure. Either way...Madison, WI falls at #14, spending $89/month. Do Badgers spend that much on grooming?
3. In this breakdown of New York City, they say Lower Manhattan/Battery Park spends the most at $318/month. Imagine if I had gone to NYU, I'd be paying twice as much for my "personal care and activities." For more reasons than that, I'm happy I picked DC instead of New York.
Can you find your city in their rankings? Do you spend what they think you spend?
Happy Thursday! Off to class for the night...