It is no news that a lot of Africans look to travel or migrate to foreign to foreign countries, either for business expansion, career opportunities, tourism, better livelihood, climate, amongst many other reason. It is also a widely known fact, the 70% of the dream of an average Nigerian is to travel abroad.
But then, striking a balance between a city that can provide a great weather condition, good job opportunities, friendly environment, and a great means of livelihood is another issue entirely. There are certain cities that provide decent wages, but comes with high housing costs. But luckily, we have highlighted a few that could at least offer both.
Amarillo is the 14th-most populous city in Texas and the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. The estimated population as of 2020 was 310, 000. The typical home value in Amarillo is $145,410, rent is $805, with a very low unemployment rate of 3.6%. Labor force participation rate: 67%. Median household income: $52,725; and a Livability score of 80.
Lincoln is the capital city of the U.S. state of Nebraska. With a population of 289,102 in 2019, Lincoln is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 70th-largest in the United States.
The city covers 96.194 square miles (249.141 km2). The statistical area is home to 356,083 people, making it the 105th-largest combined statistical area in the United States, with a median list price of $214,863. Monthly market rent: $910. Unemployment rate: 3.4%. Labor force participation rate: 72%. Median household income: $57,746. Livability score: 81
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City has one of the world’s largest livestock markets; Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are its economy’s largest sector. The city is in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds. The federal government employs a large number of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (which house offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department’s Enterprise Service Center, respectively).
Median list price: $153,517. Monthly market rent: $925. Unemployment rate: 4.3%. Labor force participation rate: 67%. Median household income: $55,557.
Livability score: 77
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City was was ranked as a gamma- global city in 2020 by GaWC. The city encompasses about 319.03 square miles (826.3 km2), making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States. Median list price: $178,823. Monthly market rent: $1,047. Unemployment rate: 4.8%. Labor force participation rate: 69%. Median household income: $54,194.
Livability score: 58