Living in the USA can be rather expensive and if you can’t handle the cost of living in a big city, you can find the solution by moving to another city. If that idea caught your attention, then I want to share with you a list of 10 cheapest cities in the USA for 2017.
Oklahoma City is the largest city in Oklahoma and it is one of the contestants for the cheapest cities in the US. The main reason for that is the fact that they have almost 30% (28,8%) Lower housing costs than other cities.
Oklahoma has another city on this list and that is Norman with slightly more than 120,200 citizens. It is a city for athletes because it is famous for their love for football and the gymnastics’ team is pretty good too. They have great prices for things you often need like groceries and gas, but the most important part is the fact that the rent is almost half the price of the national average – 44% less.
Conway is the best city for people who adore being outdoors. Due to the fact that it is surrounded by amazing nature and close to the Arkansas River and Lake Conway, it is the perfect city for fishermen, professional and hobbyists. The fact that it has one of the lowest costs for health care and other costs like utilities can only help you move to this interesting, high-tech city.
Another city from Arkansas has made to this list but it is slightly different than Conway. It is a place for people who are looking for a fresh start because it has one of the lowest unemployment rates in all the cities on the list. The pros are also the low health care costs too. For example, you will pay 18% less for a doctor’s appointment and almost a quarter less (25%) on the dentist’s appointment. A budget cut? What is that?
Indianapolis is often described as the cheap big city because it has more than 850,000 citizens who are extremely satisfied with their costs of living. It is a city with great economy and a home to many colleges for the students. The unemployment rate is also pretty low – 4%.
Tennessee also has its contestant for the cheapest US city in 2017 – Knoxville. It is a perfect combination of city rush and a countryside relaxation. It is a rich city with 4.5% unemployment rate which has impressive prices for food that can save your everyday budget.
The main reason why Memphis is on this list is an extraordinary real estate market. In Memphis, you can buy an entire house for the price people in most expensive cities in the USA can’t use as the down payment for the home. The same thing stands true for apartment rent. They are 1/3 of the average cost.
Kalamazoo may be smaller than most of the cities on the list, but it also has the lowest median household income on the list. Also, the unemployment rate is 4,2% so if you can adapt to the life in the small city, this one may be one of the best choices.
Harlingen is a cheap city on the paper, but it also has 33% citizens who are considered to live below the poverty line. The prices may be cheap in this city, but there are things you would have to adapt to – like a smaller paycheck. Also, the unemployment rate is almost twice than other cities on the list -7.2% but the costs are also lower than average.
Another Texas city on this list is McAllen. It has almost twice the citizens than Harlingen which means it has 140,300 citizens. The median household income for McAllen is slightly less than $45,000 which is not too bad, but not too good also. The good thing is that the cost of living in McAllen is relatively low. That gives an OK balance to the cost and income of the city.
So, if living on the cheap is in your cards, you should give one of these “10 Cheapest Cities to Live In” a real look as you can save a bundle and boost your monthly budget!
The post is provided by Mark, a guest blogger who has a blog about foosball called the Foosball Zone. You can check out the blog on the link: