Mesa, Phoenix ranked among best-run US cities, per WalletHub

Jun 27, 2022, 4:35 AM | Updated: 5:37 am
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(Facebook photo/City of Mesa, Arizona Government)
(Facebook photo/City of Mesa, Arizona Government)

PHOENIX — Mesa and Phoenix both made the top 35 in a list of best-run cities in the nation compiled in a recent study by personal finance website, WalletHub.

Mesa came in at No. 20 on the list while Phoenix came in at No. 34, one spot behind Tucson at No. 33.

WalletHub used metrics including budget per capita and quality of services residents of their cities received, analyzing how cities managed and spent public funds.

Mesa finished No. 30 in quality of city services and No. 25 in total budget per capita.

Phoenix enjoyed higher rankings in the total budget per capita with a No. 35 ranking while finishing No. 46 in quality of city services.

Tucson, meanwhile, was carried by a No. 14 ranking in total budget per capita.

The website analyzed 150 of the largest cities in the country in compiling its rankings.

Two cities in Idaho topped the list. Nampa, ID came in first place overall and was first in total budget per capita, while Boise, ID came in second.

Huntington Beach, CA finished first in quality of city services but ranked 21st overall, one spot behind Mesa.

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Mesa, Phoenix ranked among best-run US cities, per WalletHub