With up to 92 percent of Americans doomed to fail at keeping their New Year’s resolutions – “spend less and save more” is among both the most popular and most commonly broken – the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions as well as accompanying videos as a follow-up on its Most Sinful Cities ranking.
To help Americans stick to their 2019 goals, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 56 key metrics. The dataset ranges from adult obesity to income growth to employment outlook.
|Best Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions||Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions|
|1||San Francisco, CA||173||Laredo, TX|
|2||Scottsdale, AZ||174||Charleston, WV|
|3||San Diego, CA||175||Augusta, GA|
|4||Seattle, WA||176||Huntington, WV|
|5||Irvine, CA||177||Jackson, MS|
|6||San Jose, CA||178||Detroit, MI|
|7||Salt Lake City, UT||179||Fort Smith, AR|
|8||Austin, TX||180||Newark, NJ|
|9||Portland, OR||181||Shreveport, LA|
|10||Orlando, FL||182||Gulfport, MS|
Best vs. Worst
Fremont, California, has the lowest share of obese adults, 14.7 percent, which is 3.1 times lower than in Detroit, Michigan the city with the highest at 45.1 percent.