Watch: Middle Class Salaries Last Longer Living in These US Cities

How far your monthly wages can go is dependent on where you live in the USA. When living in New York or San Francisco, a yearly salary of $55,000 may not get you very far due to the high cost of living. But living in a smaller area, it could stretch for miles. SmartAsset released the top places to live on a wage of $55,000 annually. The number one city to live in the USA and be able to live well on a salary of $55,000 is Fargo, North Dakota. The average percent of income spent on housing is 18.8 percent.