Here's what they said about Columbus:
"With roughly 341,500 people living here between the ages of 20 to 34, Columbus is home to rising job growth, a cost of living well below the national average and the world’s largest private research foundation, among other notable institutions."
The research was pulled from more than 70 publicly available sources and 3,500 cities, examining everything from availability of entry-level jobs to average commute times, take-home pay, leisure activities and more.
It looked at how many other millennials live in each city. When moving to a new place, it’s easier to make friends when ages and interests are similar. And it looked at the nightlife and social scene. After all, it’s difficult to have social fulfillment if there are not many options to check out after work or on weekends. Thus, the more options, the higher the city ranked.
One of the heaviest-weighed factors, though, was, not surprisingly, just how far a paycheck can go. Depending upon where you live, you’ve probably felt the frustration of earning a sizable paycheck, only for it to vanish after the bills and basic living costs have been paid.
If your paycheck cannot go very far, then there is very little flexibility in what to do with your money, and you may not be able to do everything ― or much of anything ― that you want with it.