Treat Yo' Self
Dallas ranks among most afforable cities for pampered yuppies
According to a new survey, young urban professionals prone to pampering would be wise to put down roots in Dallas. Big D ranked No. 9 nationally for "yuppie affordability."
The Locality.com Yuppie Price Index takes into account average costs for haircuts, blowouts, manicures, massages, facials, dry cleaning, dog boarding, gym memberships and yoga classes. The yuppie lifestyle comes with a $5,594 annual price tag in Dallas.
San Francisco is the most expensive city for luxury services. Its $6,718 annual cost reflects prices 14 percent higher than the national average. Denver; Phoenix; Washington, D.C.; and Raleigh, North Carolina, round out the top five priciest spots. Raleigh. Huh.
In Texas, Houston is the cheapest locale for yuppies. Annual costs in H-Town add up to just $5,202 — good enough for the No. 2 slot nationwide. Indianapolis took the top spot, sliding in at $5,181.
To calculate the costs in each city, Locality.com estimated twice-monthly manicures, quarterly haircuts, monthly facials and massages, yoga classes three times a month, and an annual gym membership — everything a good yuppie needs to keep up appearances.