The Livability Index

See the full interactive at Vocativ

The index started with the 50 most populous cities in the country, according to the 2010 census, and pared down results from there using Open Internet sources. The team, which consisted of a reporter, a researcher a developer and myself, took into account essential indicators for those between 18 and 35, like average salary, employment rates, and the cost of rent and utilities measured against everyday factors like bike lanes for commuting, low-cost broadband and the availability of good, cheap takeout. We also considered all-important lifestyle metrics like the price of a pint of beer and an ounce of high-quality weed, and the level of access to live music and coffee shops.

My responsibilities for the index included designing the interactive and being the liaison between the editorial and development teams.

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