Affordable Omaha: The dollar stretches further here

Affordable Omaha: The dollar stretches further here

by Cindy Gonzalez – Omaha World Herald

As a 27-year-old college graduate who worked full time, Amy McElhaney was a bit concerned she hadn't progressed beyond sleeping on a futon in a sticky studio apartment.

Now that she's relocated from Chicago to Omaha, though, she's able to afford an apartment big enough to fit an actual bed. The place even has air conditioning and room to entertain guests.

McElhaney, four months into her new fund-raiser job, can attest to the findings of a University of Nebraska at Omaha analysis that says, essentially, the buck stretches further in Omaha. 

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