Map: Can your city survive a zombie apocalypse?

Posted at 5:56 AM, Oct 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-31 06:28:37-04

If zombies ever become a reality, Boston is the place we all want to be.

Based on occupational skill sets and industry resources, an index created by CareerBuilder and EMSI shows chances of survival in major metro areas. The worst place to be?

New York.

The Zombie Apocalypse Index research ranks 53 of the largest metropolitan areas within the U.S. Those are areas that have populations of 1 million or higher.

Click to view the full Zombie Apocalypse Index map

"A standard, flesh-eating virus transmitted via biting or contact with infected blood is assumed," said a release about the index. "The index is scored on eight different factors in four categories: ability to defend against the virus, ability to contain the virus, ability to find a cure and ability to outlast the epidemic with an ample food supply."

10 metros most likely to survive:

Boston, Massachusetts
Salt Lake City, Utah
Columbus, Ohio
Baltimore, Maryland
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Seattle, Washington
San Diego, California
Kansas City, Missouri
Denver, Colorado
Indianapolis, Indiana

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10 metros least likely to survive:

New York, New York
Tampa, Florida
Los Angeles, California
Riverside-San Bernardino, California
Chicago, Illinois
Miami, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Providence, Rhode Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

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