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10 Best Places in the World for Tech Workers to Live

This ranking considers factors like mobile and broadband speed, quality of life and property affordability, as well as tech salaries, and you'll probably be surprised by which city was number one.
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9. Dallas

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Dallas, Texas, achieved an indexed score of 6.86 on the RS list, good enough for ninth place. Like Minneapolis, it scored highly for cybersecurity commitment (9.9), gender pay gap in tech (9.9), property affordability (9.65) and ICT development (8.3). It was 16th overall for tech pay. It ranked poorly in fixed broadband speed (2.71) and quality of life (3.84). That quality of life score might again be due in part to the weather, as the average high temperature in the summer is in the high 90s, with an average morning humidity of 82%.

The population of Dallas is more than 1.3 million, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth region is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The median resident age is 32.7 years, and the median household income is $47,243. Major employers in Dallas and Ft. Worth include the local airport, Lockheed Martin, Parkland Hospital System and Texas Instruments.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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