Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Where are all the college graduates? Indianapolis
It's tough being a recent college graduate. You're barely making any money. The odds are you're working a job that requires the brainpower of a monkey. There are days you wake up and wonder what happened to those good old college days.
(When I first graduated from college I worked at a community newspaper and made a whopping $12,600 a year. Let the good times roll!)
But there are certain cities where it's easier to be a recent college grad. And top of the list, according to a recent survey from Apartments.com and CBcampus, is our own Midwestern city of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, with an average rent of $625 a month for a one-bedroom apartment, topped the list. But it wasn't the only Midwest city on it: Cincinnati, with an average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment, of $691, was fourth, while Chicago, with its average rent of $1,133 for a one-bedroom unit, ranked ninth.
The survey considered both the jobs market and the cost of living in cities across the country.
Three cities in the top 10? That's not a bad haul for the Midwest.