The Best and Worst Cities for Keeping New Years Resolutions (2020)

We're close to being one week away from it being a week since New Years... how're you doing with your resolutions?

If you already caved, don't worry. Only 8% of people who make new year resolutions actually end up keeping them, and around 80% lose them within the first two weeks of January.

But every year some cities tend to keep them better than others. WalletHub did an extensive survey on income growth, gym memberships, employment and more to determine the top 10 best and worst cities when it comes to keeping new year resolutions. Although we didn't make the top 10, Charlotte came in at #22, Raleigh at #15, and Durham at #47.

Believe it or not, if you need some help sticking to your resolutions, moving to one of these cities may either improve or worsen your odds!


  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Scottsdale, AZ
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. San Jose, CA
  6. Irvine, CA
  7. Austin, TX
  8. Plano, TX
  9. Salt Lake City, UT
  10. Fremont, CA


  1. Gulfport, MS
  2. Newark, NJ
  3. Shreveport, LA
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Jackson, MS
  6. Huntington, WV
  7. Laredo, TX
  8. Augusta, GA
  9. Brownsville, TX
  10. Charleston, WV

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