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Top 6 Affordable places to live in USA

Top 6 Affordable places to live in USA

 

1.Huntsville, Alabama:


   Huntsville city is in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama. It is the county seat of Madison County.The fourth-largest city in Alabama. It is the third best place to live in the United States of America and also surged up the rankings, leaping from 15th in 2020 to its second runner up spot in 2021. Initially it grew because of the cotton and railroad industries. But today it's best known for military technology and aerospace industries
   Huntsville's housing expenses are 26% lower than the national average and the utility prices are 10% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 5% lower than the national average. Huntsville has grocery prices that are 4% lower than the national average
Average Annual Salary: $55,980
Metro Population: 457,003
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 18.82%
Best Places 2021 Rank: 3
Area: 567 km²
Elevation: 183 m
   Only 18.82% of the median household income in Huntsville goes toward housing costs.
2.Fort Wayne, Indiana:
   Fort Wayne city is in northeastern Indiana. Fort Wayne cost of living is 78.9. The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory has indoor tropical, desert and showcase gardens, plus outdoor areas. Fort Wayne consists of 80 award-winning parks, 100 miles of trails and three rivers. It is a literal playground for residents and visitors of all ages.
Average Annual Salary: $46,810
Metro Population: 4,06,305
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 19.13%
Best Places 2021 Rank: 73
Area: 287 km²
Elevation: 247 m
   Fort Wayne's  cost of living is just 19.13% of the area's median household income.
3.Hickory, North Carolina:
   Hickory city is located primarily in Catawba County, with formal boundaries extending into Burke and Caldwell countries. It lies in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Hickory is famous for its rich heritage in Furniture Manufacturing. Hickory cost of living is 86.9. It is considered to be a very affordable place to live. "CEO Jim Goodnight" is the richest person in Hickory, North Carolina.
Average Annual Salary: $41,840
Metro Population: 3,66,678
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 19.71%
Best Places 2021 Rank: 52
Area: 77.52 km²
Elevation: 362 m
   Hickory people enjoy a lower cost of living than the more populated parts of the state and spend only 19.71% of the median household income on housing.
4.Fayetteville, Arkansas:
   Fayetteville city in Northwest Arkansas,near the University of Arkansas campus.The Clinton House Museum was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Fayetteville is in Washington Country.It is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Fayetteville's utility prices are 5% lower than the national average, housing expenses are 24% lower than the national average,bus fare and gas prices are 15% lower than national average and the grocery prices are 7% lower than national average.
Average Annual Salary: $47,600
Metro Population: 5,14,259
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 19.97%
Best Places 2021 Rank: 4
Area: 143.5 km²
Elevation: 427 m
   Fayetteville's population continues to grow, increasing by 6.22% between 2015 and 2019.
5.Peoria, Illinois:
   Peoria city is in central Illinois. Peoria cost of living is 74.6. Based on 2019 data from the FBI, they named Peoria as "15th deadliest city" in the country with 22.53 murders per 100,000. The general crime rate is still 34% lower than the overall national average and the property crime rate is 40% lower than the overall national average. Peoria's utility prices are 4% lower than the national average, housing expenses are 8% lower than the national average,bus fare and gas prices are 8% lower than national average and the grocery prices are 3% lower than national average.
Average Annual Salary: $52,790
Metro Population: 4,06,883
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 20.09%
Best Places 2021 Rank: 87
Area: 130.5 km²
Elevation: 155 m
   Housing expenses are just 20.09% of the median household income on rent or mortgage payments, plus property taxes, utilities and other housing costs.
6.Grand Rapids,Michigan:
   Grand Rapids city is on the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids cost of living is 87.8. The Urban Land Institute said that Grand Rapids was named one of the 28 most affordable regions in the country. Are you looking for big city amenities with small town affordability and charm, look no further than Grand Rapids.It is one of the most affordable cities in the country. The cost of living is 12% lower than the national average. On the basis of FBI crime data, Grand Rapids is not one of the safest communities in America. Grand Rapids's utility prices are 11% lower than the national average, housing expenses are 19% lower than the national average,bus fare and gas prices are 2% lower than national average and the grocery prices are 7% lower than national average.
Average Annual Salary: $47,010
Metro Population: 10,62,392
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 19.84%
Best Places 2021 Rank: 34
Area: 118.2 km²
Elevation: 195m
   Money goes further in Grand Rapids than in most parts of the U.S.