- Health resolutions
- Financial resolutions
- School and work resolutions
- Bad Habit resolutions
- Relationship resolutions
Each of those categories were considered based on metrics such as fitness centers per capita, average cost of a monthly gym membership, debt to income ratio, homeownership rate, high school drop out rate, median annual income and more.
“If you live in a neighborhood with no sidewalks or fitness centers nearby, for example, you may not feel as encouraged to exercise,” according to WalletHub. “The same goes if most of your restaurant options are limited to fast food - you may be less likely to eat healthy on days you dine out.”
You can take a look at the full methodology here.
So how did Atlanta fare? Among 182 cities, Atlanta came in at No. 11 for best cities for keeping New Year’s resolutions.
Let’s take a look at the city’s score breakdown:
Overall rank: 11
Total score: 63.40
Health resolutions rank: 28
Financial resolutions rank: 77
School and work resolutions rank: 42
Bad Habit resolutions rank: 23
Relationship resolutions rank: 10
Atlanta failed to crack the top 10, trailing San Diego; Scottsdale, Arizona; San Francisco; Seattle; San Jose, California; Austin, Texas; Plano, Texas; Salt Lake City; and Fremont, California.
Studies show that the likelihood of failing to keep resolutions can be as high as 80-90%. But, stay strong, Atlanta
— the numbers are in your favor.