Location, Location, Location

Depending on where you go, this could be more affordable than you think!

The cost of living, no matter where you are, has risen in the last 10 years. So where can you find the cheapest place to live? There are common expectations for the east coast to be a little more expensive, but the west coast has snuck up the price scale. So where does that leave us? The central, mid-western part of the United States.

Some of the cheapest cities to live in are Omaha, Nebraska; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and Houston, Texas.

The average mortgage for a home in these cities can run homeowners from $150,000. For avid renters, a two-bedroom apartment will start at $400. But what else comes with a lower cost of living? A lower annual salary. Most of these areas are rich in farm land and countryside views. These areas are rich in culture, technology, and home grown resources. This appeals to a great number of demographics, families, individuals, and business owners.

When looking for a cheap place to live in the United States you want to have a few things in mind. Consider the salary, cost of living, public transportation, location in relevance to other states, rural versus urban, and standard of living, when relocating to an unfamiliar place. In the Midwest, the cost of living is less, the salary is less than others, but the lifestyle is friendly and welcoming. To narrow down your list, take a look at the job market in relation to your career field, the school systems if you have family, and activities and social environments for all age groups.

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