Here Are The Single Most Affordable Cities In The U.S.

We’ve all heard the horror stories coming from some of the country’s most beautiful cities: folks can’t afford the cost of living and are commuting for hours every day just to be able to pay rent. While it’s easy to feel hopeless about the affordability of some places in America, there’s so good news, too.

U.S. News & World Report ranks cities for affordability based on how much of their income residents spend on housing, as well as the cost of utilities and taxes. These five cities are ranked the most affordable, and they’re great places to live, work, and play…without working three jobs to live.

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Curious what other places were ranked high on this list? Here are the rest of the cities that made the cut:

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Omaha, NE
  • Wichita, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Greenville, SC
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Raleigh and Durham, NC
  • Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Little Rock, AR
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Charlotte, NC


How is the cost of living in your city affecting your daily life? If you live in one of these cities, we’d love to hear first-hand about life there!

Affordability is just one of many reasons to move to another city; weather is often a factor in deciding where to live. The Farmers’ Almanac has made its predictions about the upcoming winter, and you might want to take a look to see what’s in store for your home town.

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