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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Top 10 Super Affordable U.S. Cities to Live In


Living cheaply, or cheaper, is the goal of most Americans now. But finding out where one can live cheaper can be a daunting task. So, here are the top 10 cheapest places to live, according to an article published recently in The Chicago Tribune.

#10 - Augusta, Georgia - cost of living: 12.9 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $38,714; median home value = $102,800.

#9 - Temple, Texas - cost of living: 12.9 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $51,192; median home value: $113,200.

#8 - Wichita Falls, Texas - cost of living: 13.2 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $44,390; median home value: $91,300.

#7 - Jonesboro, Arkansas - cost of living: 13.3 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $39,388; median home value: $133,500.

#6 - Youngstown, Ohio - cost of living: 13.5 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $24,421; median home value: $48,100.

#5 - Idaho Falls, Idaho - cost of living: 14.4 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $46,291; median home value: $147,800.

#4 - Memphis, Tennessee - cost of living: 14.6 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $36,817; median home value: $98,300.

#3 - Norman, Oklahoma - cost of living: 16.2 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $48,248; median home value: $149,900.

#2 - Pueblo, Colorado - cost of living: 16.6 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $35,176; median home value: $116,700.

And the #1 most affordable U.S. city is... Harlingen, Texas - cost of living: 18.4 percent below U.S. average; median household income: $34,096; median home value: $77,700.

When reviewing all 10, keep in mind that the U.S. median household income is $53,046, and the U.S. median home value is $181,400. Also, populations among all 10 cities vary from 57,899 to 655,155.

To read the full Chicago Tribune article, visit:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-09/news/sc-cons-0605-cheapest-cities-20140606_1_cities-2014-list-austin


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