With all of the arts, entertainment and nightlife attractions that Cincinnati has to offer, it might come as a surprise that the Queen City is one of the most affordable cities in the country. But our cost of living is actually much lower than many high-profile American cities.

Here are other cities with major research centers and what you would need to make to equal the purchasing power of a $50,000 salary in Cincinnati.

A $50,000 Cincinnati salary is equal to:

New York, NY $117,946
San Francisco, CA $87,892
Boston, MA $74,054
Providence, RI $66,270
Philadelphia, PA $64,649
Baltimore, MD $58,865
Minneapolis, MN $58,432
Cleveland, OH $54,378
Pittsburgh, PA $51,676
Austin, TX $50,973
Durham, NC $49,676
Nashville, TN $48,486
Memphis, TN $46,378

Figures based on cost-of-living calculations from PayScale  as of June, 2015