I was curious about which places in the United States were both really sunny and really inexpensive. It's fine to live in Detroit from a cost stand point, but the weather is terrible. Similarly, Hawaii is probably beautiful, but surely expensive.
I gathered some data on days of sun per year for most cities, as well as price index data. Plotting using each data set for the X and Y axes respectively yields a helpful chart for exploring where one might want to live:
The results aren't too surprising; Vegas is certainly a great spot, as is LA, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. I hope this helps any of you sun birds looking for a place to live.