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2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions


With 80 percent of Americans doomed to fail at keeping their New Year’s resolutions, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions as a follow-up on its Most Sinful Cities report.


To help Americans keep their promises to themselves, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 48 key metrics. The data set ranges from “adult obesity” to “income growth” to “employment outlook.”

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions in Los Angeles (1=Best; 75=Avg.)

  • 20th – Adult Obesity
  • 130th – Gyms per Capita
  • 107th – Average Monthly Fitness-Club Fee
  • 53rd – Debt Delinquency Rate
  • 147th – Housing Affordability
  • 139th – Job Opportunities
  • 94th – Income Growth
  • 18th – Smoking Rate
  • 45th – Binge- & Heavy Drinking
  • 5th – Attractions
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