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Runner-up and reader pick: Best place to launch a career
Microsoft, Amazon, and start-ups make this a tech hub, but health care is big too. Minus: 150 days of rain annually. Pluses: access to the outdoors and culture. And a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,400 less per month than in San Francisco.
Average monthly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment: $1,453