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Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocativ (Vocativ.com), the recently launched global news site for the Digital Generation, today announced the publication of its first
Livability Index, using the company's unique Deep Web analysis and methodology to rank the
35 Best US Cities for People 35 and Under. Vocativ's index takes into account not only necessities such as salaries and housing, but also lifestyle variables relevant to people in their 20s and 30s, including access to live music and bike lanes, and the cost of beer and marijuana.
Livability Index sources data from the Open Internet to leverage key indicators essential to people 18 to 35. In addition to average salary, employment rate and the cost of rent and utilities, the survey also looks at factors that influence how young people live on a day-to-day basis, including the price of gas, groceries and broadband Internet, the availability of young single people and the number of laundromats per capita. Finally, the study takes into account "softer" lifestyle metrics, including the availability of vintage clothing stores and the cost of a manicure.
"We wanted to create a semi-exhaustive, mostly scientific guide to America's most livable cities based on criteria our readers actually care about," says
Scott Cohen, CEO of Vocativ. "When you take a look at the results, a picture starts to emerge that is often surprising. Like, maybe moving to
Fresno isn't totally insane."
"If you want to build a new type of index, you need a new way of thinking," explains Vocativ Founder
Mati Kochavi. "Vocativ's unique technology and methodology makes sense of the Deep Web to bring information to light. In this case, to create a valuable and entertaining tool for our readers — just one of many to come."
The top-ranked cities according to Vocativ's
Livability Index are, in descending order:
NEW YORK CITY
The 20 criteria Vocativ's researchers used to rank each city:
Lowest Average Rent
Cheapest Gallon of Gas
Lowest Average Cost of Food and Beverage
Public Transportation Ridership
Green Commuter Index
Highest Average Salary
Most Laundromats Per Capita
Most Coffee Shops Per Capita
Most Vintage Clothing Stores Per Capita
Most Cheap Takeout Restaurants Per Capita
Lowest Priced Manicures and Pedicures
Highest Percentage of Young Single People
Most Music Venues Per Capita
Cheapest Pack of Cigarettes
Cheapest Pint of Beer
Cheapest Ounce of High-Quality Marijuana
Lowest Unemployment Rate
Vocativ is a groundbreaking news organization for people in their 20s and 30s that uses a combination of proprietary technology, advanced methodology and fearless journalism to tell stories that matter to millennials around the globe. The company navigates the Deep Web to make sense of the 80 percent of the open Internet that search engines don't reach, including public social media posts, open databases and records. Vocativ, which is headquartered in
New York City, was founded by
Mati Kochavi. The company has a staff of more than 50 analysts, engineers and journalists from news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Vice, ESPN, The Huffington Post, The
New York Times, ABC News, Fox News, Newsweek/Daily Beast, The New York Daily News, NBC News, RAI, CNN and Reuters.
Contacts: Sarah A. Chase, Director of PR for Vocativ
Mario Ruiz, DKC Public Relations
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