The Cheapest U.S. Cities To Live In — Did Your City Make The List?

The cheapest cities to live in the United States
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Have you ever wondered where you could get the most bang for your buck? Certain cities, like Los Angeles and New York, are some of the most expensive places to live in the United States. But, how about the cheapest? If you’re looking to move and don’t want to pay much, consider some of these cities.

A study was done by the Council for Community and Economic Research that looked analyzed the cost of various factors in over 250 cities. Some of these factors included housing, groceries, transportation, utilities, health care, and other goods and services. Two cities in Texas were actually the cheapest places to live in.

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See a list of some of the cheapest places to live in the U.S.

Harlingen Texas
Harlingen, Texas / Wikipedia

The study found that while prices seem to be rising, the South is still cheaper to live than other areas. According to Yahoo, here is a list of the cheapest cities and some data:

Harlingen, Texas
Average rent: $717
Average meal: $12
Median household income: $38,122

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McAllen, Texas
Average rent: $811
Average meal: $12
Median household income: $45,057

Kalamazoo Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan / Wikimedia Commons

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Average rent: $952
Average meal: $13.50
Median household income: $37,438

Memphis, Tennessee
Average rent: $813
Average meal: $13
Median household income: $39,333

Richmond, Indiana
Average rent: $1,432
Average meal: N/A
Median household income: $33,381

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