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Rich, Middle Class, & Poor Jobs. Washington DC Highest Housing Cost

Curated by CLAI

JOBS FOR RICH, MIDDLE CLASS & POOR: Looking across incomes and rankings there are a couple of interesting things to note:

  • It’s good to be the boss: Being a manager is the most common job from the 70th percentile up to the 99th.
  • Doctors and lawyers are only found in the top two brackets. (There’s a reason our grandmothers wanted us to go to med school or law school.)
  • Sales supervisors are well-represented across all groups. It’s a broad job title that applies to people making as little as $12,000 a year all the way up to six figures.
Jobs Up & Down Income Ladder

Data from 2012, adjusted for inflation. Source: IPUMS-USA, University of Minnesota; American Community Survey Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR

DC MOST EXPENSIVE CITY: Wait a second – is D.C. really #1 in housing costs? More than NY? Yes. Washingtonians spend more on housing and related expenses (utilities, furnishings and equipment) than New Yorkers and San Franciscans.

  1. Washington, DC
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. New York, NY
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Baltimore, MD
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Boston, MA
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Chicago, IL
Most expensive cities to live in the United States

Most expensive cities to live in the United States (Credit: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Single in Washington, DC? At Least DC Men & Women Are Equal (on TV)

Curated by CLAI

GREAT DC LOVE DEBATE: 71% of D.C. residents are single, and that’s certainly not all by choice. “There seems to be a lot of great men and a lot of great women and they seem to not want to be single. And yet for some reason, there seem to be more of them than ever.”

  • Why are people single? Are women crazy gold-diggers and men commitment-phobic players?
  • Life coaches talk of how to change your at-ti-tude, live in the moment and stop treating dates as “spouse-hunting safaris.”
  • The D.C. dating scene is more focused on relationship status than substance: “I think people have way too many agendas and don’t know how to live life. They just want the title — married, engaged, in a relationship, somebody loves me.

 

Powerful DC Women

From left: Keri Russell, devious K.G.B. spy on “The Americans”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, beltway egotist on “Veep”; Kerry Washington, home wrecker on “Scandal”; and Robin Wright, icy schemer on “House of Cards.” Credit Craig Blankenhorn/FX; Lacey Terrell/HBO; Danny Feld/ABC; Nathaniel Bell for Netflix (NYTIMES)

GENDER EQUALITY IN DC? There is gender equality of a kind in Washington. On television, it’s the one place where it’s safe to say that women are as bad as the men.

Culture in Words, Cheese, and Pizza

Curated by CLAI

LOST IN TRANSLATION: How different cultures express and interpret the same words.

  • Brit Says: This is an original point of view.
  • Brit Means: Your idea is stupid.
  • Dutch Understands: They like my ideas!
Cheese

Cheese (Emily Teel, Philly Mag)

EUROPEAN OR AMERICAN PARMESAN AND BRIE? European Union wants U.S. food makers to stop using European cheese names. A free trade agreement between the EU and South Korea banned the sale of U.S. feta, Asiago, Gorgonzola and fontina to Korea. Costa Rica recently decided against allowing the sale of American provolone and Parmesan.

BEST PIZZA: Chart of the cheapest pizza locations in Washington, DC, New York and other big cities.

Washington DC Pizza Chart

Washington DC Pizza Chart (Quoctrung Bui/NPR)