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Here are the 12 US cities where millennials are earning the most money

Young people in San Francisco bring home an average of $3,540 a month
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Young people in San Francisco bring home an average of $3,540 a month

In general, city life is expensive. But some of the biggest cities are also home to some of the biggest paychecks.

In San Francisco, for instance, young people bring home an average of $3,540 a month.

That's according to personal finance app Clarity Money, which surveyed its 400,000 users to compare the average monthly income of young consumers across major U.S. cities. It then provided CNBC with the 12 cities where millennials — defined as those between 22 and 37 years old — earn the most.

Read on to see how much young professionals are bringing home every month (after taxes) in these 12 high-earning cities.

12. Anaheim, Calif.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $1,954

Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California

11. Dallas, Texas

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $1,978

Dallas, Texas.
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Dallas, Texas.

10. Boston, Mass.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,030

Boston waterfront
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Boston waterfront

9. Chicago, Ill.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,055

Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois

8. Los Angeles, Calif.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,112

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

7. Washington, D.C.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,339

Skyline of Washington, D.C.
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Skyline of Washington, D.C.

6. San Jose, Calif.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,353

Dowtown San Jose
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Dowtown San Jose

5. Seattle, Wash.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,445

A view of the Seattle skyline.
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A view of the Seattle skyline.

4. Austin, Texas

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,455

Kayaking in Austin, Texas.
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Kayaking in Austin, Texas.

3. New York, New York

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,620

New York, New York
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New York, New York

2. Oakland, Calif.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $2,702

Downtown Oakland, California.
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Downtown Oakland, California.

1. San Francisco, Calif.

Monthly income for those between 22 and 37: $3,540

San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California