10 best places to live cheaply
These locations boast some of the lowest living costs in the nation. They also have highly rated schools and low unemployment and crime rates.
No. 1: Sandusky, Ohio
No. 2: Monroe, Mich.
No. 3: Cumberland, Md.-W.Va.
No. 4: Kokomo, Ind.
No. 5: Bay City, Mich.
No. 6: Pocatello, Idaho
No. 7: Fairbanks, Alaska
No. 8: Springfield, Ohio
No. 9: Wheeling, W.Va.-Ohio
No. 10: Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.
What do you think?
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Michigan, Ohio, Idaho....I've been to all these places for extended periods of time. There's a reason it's cheap there, no one wants to live there because...
these places SUCK!
Sure they're cheap, until you pay the heating bills and snow shovelling bills!
Everybody seems to have negative comments about these towns. I think it all depends on what you make of it. I moved from Seattle, Wa. to Spokane, Wa. and everyone told Iwas going to hate Spokane. They were all wrong! It turns out that after living all over the Country, Spokane is the best place I have ever lived! So I am glad I did not listen to other peoples rude comments.
How can you live cheaply in any of the states that have super high taxes on everything!
Once you run the jobs and businesses away the only thing left to tax are those that live there,nice try but no sale here!
Live cheaper by living where there aren't any state taxes or oversea's
Only when the tax crazy DC crowd figures out its our money and not there's will things get better!
I tried to live their and I had nothing but grief ,no jobs ,all they do is exploit you ,it hot ,and to transient.
In my opinion ,I did not like it their. not even to live.
Unfortunately the prices for homes reflect the desirability of the location. Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York are priced high because they are the most desirable places to live and price reflects supply and demand.
It's hard to beleieve that FairbanksAlaska would be desirable even in the summer.
I guess you wouldn't need a refrigerator or freezer though.
Fairbanks was great for the outdoors but cheap it is not. Most of the homes use heating oil and need to have water shipped in. Heating bills are very high in the winter when it is 50 below and the so called Alaska Dividend for two people won't even cover half of a yearly heating bill. Most goods like milk, produce and food are very expensive and rather poor quality. Also, it is extremely expensive to fly out of Alaska as you are trapped there (they make it cheaper to fly in to attract tourism). I can go on and on...
I lived in Texas and Nevada.
The registration Fees for Automobiles is way more expensive then New York.
In New York to register an automobile cost anywhere from $60.00 to $100.00 per year.
In Texas and Nevada to register an automobile cost up to $1000.00 pr year.
The cost of food is also way more expensive then New York.
The cost of housing is also more expensive.
Do not believe what you read and see on the internet.
Texas in New York are not that much different and actually as low as they
are in other states for the middle class.New York has a lot of deductions for the poor and the middle class.
BY my saying New York I mean New York state Outside of New York city.
In New York the average worker-workers make a decentwageunliksthe workers in Texas and Nevada.
The top 1% make all the good money/via tax breaks and the workers suffer in Texas and Nevada.
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