The Most And Least Expensive Cities To Live With A Dog
Almost 40% of American households are proud dog owners, and it’s not surprising that people spend a lot of money on their furry friends. Taking care of a beloved animal isn’t cheap, and now it seems that the place where you live also determines the amount of money you need to have a pooch.
Redfin, Trupanion, and Rover.com examined the prices of dog sitting and care, as well as the cost of healthcare and dog-friendly rentals in order to find out how expensive it is to be a dog owner in 116 major cities in the States.
These are the most expensive cities to have a dog:
San Francisco, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Chula Vista, California
The least expensive:
The Woodlands, Texas
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Veterinary and other healthcare costs are expectedly the most expensive factor, according to Redfin. Here’s what they said about the analysis:
“And though the cost of living is a large factor in the general cost of veterinary care for a city, we found that cities that have high housing costs don’t equate to high veterinary costs. The cost of medical coverage in the most expensive cities to own a dog ranges from $38.81 in Fresno, Calif. to $46.74 in San Francisco. For those cities that are considered less expensive, medical coverage ranges from $52.11 in Scottsdale, Ariz. to $36.84 in Philadelphia.”