A new study investigating which U.S. cities are best for minimum wage earners has found a surprising winner.
According to the Daily Mail, a study by SmartAsset examined the statutory minimum wages in the 79 largest U.S. cities and adjusted those wages to account for the local cost of living compared to the national average.
Despite its high cost of living, Denver topped the list as the best U.S. city for minimum wage earners.
Honolulu, Hawaii, tied with Plano, Texas, for being the worst cities for minimum wage earners.
According to SmartAsset, these are the ten best cities for minimum wage earners in the U.S.:
1. Denver, Colorado
2. Spokane, Washington
3. Buffalo, New York
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
5. St. Louis, Missouri
6. Tucson, Arizona
7. St. Paul, Minnesota
8. Phoenix, Arizona
9. Stockton, California
10. Albuquerque, New Mexico