Dallas residents enjoy a high quality of life, with expenses 50 percent lower than most other major metropolitan areas. An abundance of affordable housing, lower grocery bills, and cheaper health care tip the cost-of-living scale in our favor. But don’t take our word for it, do the math and see how we stack up.

Below, you can see the numbers of workers in various job sectors as well as compare median wages and salaries in the Dallas Region with those across the United States: