What do Bill DiBlasio and Muriel Bowser have in common? They are both big city mayors, yes, but they also head the worst-run cities in America, as calculated by Wallethub.

Running a city is a tall order. The larger the city, the more complex it becomes to manage. In addition to representing the residents, local leaders must balance the public’s diverse interests with the city’s limited resources. That often means not everyone’s needs can or will be met. Leaders must carefully consider which services are most essential, which agencies’ budgets to cut or boost and whether and how much to raise taxes, among other decisions.

Source: WalletHub

But how do we measure the effectiveness of local leadership? One way is by determining a city’s operating efficiency. In other words, we can learn how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget.

Using that approach, WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. We constructed a “Quality of Services” score made up of 35 metrics grouped into six service categories, which we then measured against the city’s per-capita budget.

Washington came in dead last at #150, followed by Detroit at #149 and New York AT #148. San Francisco came in at #147, Gulfport at #146, Oakland at #145, Chattanooga at #144, Flint at #143, Cleveland at #142, Hartford at #141 and Chicago at #140.

Here are the best-run cities:

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