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Phoenix ranks as fourth-most expensive city for yuppies

PHOENIX -- Price-comparison site Locality.com has released its Yuppie Price Index, a compilation of typical services of yuppie consumers and Phoenix's young urban professionals are among the most willing to spend on themselves.

Phoenix yuppies came in fourth, spending almost $6,400 per year on haircuts, blowouts, manicures, massages, eyebrow waxing, dry cleaning, dog boarding, gym memberships, yoga classes, and more.

San Francisco is the nation's most expensive yuppie city at $6,700 of spending each year with prices 14 percent higher than the national average.

Rounding out the top five most expensive yuppie cities were: Denver ($6,640), Washington ($6,414), Phoenix ($6,382) and Raleigh, N.C. ($6,282). Los Angeles ($6,119) was 11th, Chicago ($6,025) 12th and New York ($6,017) 13th.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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