HiringLab.org listed the Bakersfield MSA as the No. 8 city in the nation where salaries go the furthest for job seekers. Bakersfield was also found to be No. 2 in the state for “biggest bang for your buck” behind Fresno (the only California cities in the top 10). Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Diego were found to be some of the hardest metros for making ends meet.