Here Are the 5 Best and Worst Cities for Women in the U.S.

Women earn about 80% of what men do nationwide. But in some US metropolitan areas, they earn as little as 53%. The gender pay gap is just one factor that went into determining the best and worst US metropolitan areas for women, per 24/7 Wall St. Also based on life expectancy and educational attainment, the top five in each category are as follows:

Best:
1.    Ithaca, NY
2.    San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.
3.    Iowa City, Iowa
4.    Boulder, Colo.
5.    San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.

Worst:
1.    Gadsden, Ala.
2.    Michigan City-La Porte, Ind.
3.    Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
4.    McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
5.    Idaho Falls, Idaho

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