Phoenix Most "Miserable" City in U.S., According to Wall Street Journal

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If the misery of your daily life has you wanting to eat a bullet rather than face the reality of another day, you may want to consider moving -- Phoenix has been ranked the most miserable city in the entire country.

According to a Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal "misery index," Phoenix's changes in unemployment rates, high gas prices, and decreasing home values is making Phoenicians more miserable than residents of any other large metropolitan area.

The average gas price in Phoenix these days is about $3.53 per gallon, the unemployment rate is 9.6 percent, and the average home price is on the verge of dipping below $100,000. So from a financial standpoint, things suck.

However, some of the other cities on the list that rank higher than Phoenix are just finishing up digging themselves out of the snowy, cold, gray abyss known throughout the majority of the country as "winter." Meanwhile, we spent the last five months playing golf and soaking up the sunshine -- in other words, we'll take the high gas prices in exchange for not having to wear six layers of clothing just to walk from the house to the car.

According to the index, Boston is the least miserable of all large U.S. cities, followed by Cleveland, New York, and Detroit.

Detroit! Have the pollsters ever been there?

Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix take the bottom four spots on the index.

See the WSJ's complete "misery index" here.

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goblue
goblue

Seem that AZ folks are suffering from a serious inferiority complex. The red headed step child syndrome if you will.

Loserfoxx
Loserfoxx

its not the gas prices or the houses it is the crooked politics gone nuts.

read JINJLE JANGLE by jim rix, very disturbing. all maricopa county department by department , very different from rest of the country. head scratcher by attorneys from other states.

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hinalea

My wife is a native-Arizonan whose Hispanic ancestors arrived in 1790 from Valladolid, Castilla-Leon, Spain to live in the "Valle de Hermosillo" Spanish Landgrant the Duke of Alba had granted her family. They were forced to migrate from Ures, Sonora, MX in 1860 to Tucson Presidio, Arizona Territory because of the MX Civil War between Emperor Maxilimiano I or MX & Benito Juarez & later settled in Florence, Pinal County, AZ. According to her ancestors & family, AZ was a miserable place to live in...extremely hot during the summers (with no refrigeration or A/C), hostile Apache, Yaqui & Seri Indians who had been killing Hispanic & Anglo ranchers & settlers for 250 years 1889, when the Chiruchua Apache Medicine Man Geronimo & his followers were captured. Only the homeless refugees & transients populated Arizona, then, and either extremely rich gold & silver miners, U.S. Cavalry Troops, or lawless, transient outlaws populated this hell-hole in the middle of a waterless desert. Ummmm, WSJ Misery Index ranking of #1 on the Planet would then be appropriate & an understatement for AZ Territory then. I arrived in PHX, AZ in August of 1962 as a college student at ASU at Tempe, from my home in the tropical paradise of HI. A blast of hot, 116 degree Fahrenheit air hit deplaning passengers at the old Sky Harbor Airport & welcomed me to AZ. I wondered what kind of madness prompted me to come to this barren desolate city called Phoenix, AZ...a very racist city in those days. Things still haven't changed. I graduated from ASU, went on to Creighton Med School in Nebraska & became a multimillionaire in my lifetime. I still have a summer home in Payson, AZ, winter homes in Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, HI &....Town of Paradise Valley, AZ...next to the "Most Misereable City in the US."...LOL!!!. Must be because I love Sonorense Mexican Food & have a beautiful Hispanic wife...hehehe.

Wet Dream
Wet Dream

Sounds like you need to get on the Dr. Phil Show so you can tell the country how great you are (med school, multimillionaire, several homes, pretty Hispanic wife). You know what they say, big ego, small p _ _ _ _ ! Or maybe you could join the Charlie Sheen tour, since you and he have Adonis tiger blood!

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I was born in Arizona and have lived in Phoenix, Boston and now, Denver. I WAS miserable in Phoenix; it was too damn hot, took forever to get somewhere (you have to drive everywhere) and the wages are laughable.By contrast, I LOVED living in Boston. It is a diverse, vibrant city with a real downtown, it has many different ethnicities (sorry, Phoenix -- Caucasian and Hispanic don't count), and it's not a police state, like Maricopa County has become. You also don't have to drive to the store if you need groceries (walk or take the subway) and the Boston economy is way more advanced than Phoenix's.I don't mind wearing layers if it means I'll be happy in life.

vic
vic

It isn't enough that my house is worth less than I paid for it, a couple family membershave lost their long time jobs along with their health insurance and I'm worried that 3 digitweather is going to hit in April this year? No that's not enough, what makes me miserableis that hateful Russell Pearce has the most power in this valley.

Br549
Br549

maybe people are miserable here because there is no real culture or anything big city to do. or because of the low pay go no where jobs that lead to nothing and that is if your lucky enough to have a job at all. or its the unfriendly neighbors and people in this city. no one will talk to you or be friendly. its impossible to make friends in Phx AZ in any neighborhood. the women here are fat and ugly and unfriendly and uneducated desert trash. pretty much Phx AZ is a poor dusty boring white trash city in the middle of hot ass nowhere desert. phoenix is nothing but a bunch of hot desert dust searching for a city.

Cab Paradise 602 349 1193
Cab Paradise 602 349 1193

go ahead and move back to the over crowded cloudy gloomy rainy snowy icy frozen east coast or northeast if you want. i hear the weather is great year round and the people are east coast assholes. i have been to Cleveland a white trash city, New York Shitty which is a toilet, Detroit a nigger town, Atlanta another nigger town and white trash city full of hicks and they all suck ass! if you love living around dirty filthy niggers and ignorant poor white trash and shitty cold snowy frozen weather with muggy heat and humidity and rain all summer go live there. i will take year round Arizona sunshine and heat any day over those dirty smelly back east filth holes. did they mention that people in the western USA are more happy and in better health and shape and are not as fat than the people on the east coast? oh did they forgot that part? Cleveland Ohio is called the mistake on the lake. Detroit is a ghetto city. i may sound unhappy but im not. if you need a cab ride to any where in the phx area call me at cab paradise at 602- 349-1193 and ask for the Grey haired fellow in the blue car.

Dfgdf123123
Dfgdf123123

 Well said cab paradise.. agree with you totally. The problem is there is a huge influx of niggers moving to  the Phoenix area over the last couple of years. That doesn't portend well for the future of the city. Niggers destroy any town they move into and Phoenix could well end up like Atlanta , Cleveland or Detroit. Keep the Niggers out.

Lee Cole Idiot
Lee Cole Idiot

I got a better idea. Why don't YOU get your sagging flat ass out of P-town and move to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. You'll feel right at home, douchbag.

Cab Paradise 602-349-1193
Cab Paradise 602-349-1193

thanks lee cole idiot for the free ad for my cab company. when you respond i get free air time. im a clever sand monkey. im from Iraq not mexico. call me and talk to me in person at cab paradise at 602-349-1193. thanks for your support. support your local hack cab driver!

Alehound
Alehound

I know Lee Cole and he does not call Phoenix P-town. thats a nigger way of saying Phoenix and I know Lee dont talk like a nigger spook.

81 COWBOY 81
81 COWBOY 81

Greetings Brother Lee Cole. meet me at the HA clubhouse at 21448 24th st off of lone cactus in north phoenix im sure you know the building its on the left as your going north on 24th st. come there and talk to me about this in person Brother. im Irish and very White Anglo Aryan. Your Pal and Bother HA Cowboy Ward. Kellys old man. by the way I know your an impostor. im the real thing. COWBOY WARD HELLS ANGELS CAVE CREEK ARIZONA CHARTER.

Kirilian
Kirilian

As an Arizona native, may I ask that you please leave our city?

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Cab Paradise 602 349 1193

call my cab company paradise cab instead of being so hateful ask fro the Grey haired guy in the blue car. need a cab? call 602-349-1193.

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