The Top Most Affordable Cities In The United States

One of the most challenges in the US is to find affordable cities to live in or to have a nice trip; recently Forbes investigate and analyzed information from America’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Divisions that has at least 600.000 citizens.

Forbes used the information of the National Association of Home Builder and Wells Fargo’s 2014 fourth quarter of Housing Opportunity Index, and also the index created by Sperling’s Best Places. The data analyzed is composed of the cost of medical expenses, transportation, gas, utilities, food and other different expenses in each area.

Following all this research, we present to you the five most affordable cities to live in the US.

Cincinnati, Ohio.

The city is a wonderful place for a median family to live with an income of $68.500, at the same time Q4 2014 median sales cost was $133.000.

Check the costs that are below or above the national average:

  • Health: 0.3%
  • Transportation: (0.2)%
  • Utilities: 5.9%
  • Groceries: 4.6%
  • Misc.: 7.2%
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Photo taken by Kabir Bakie December 2004 {{Cc-by-sa-2.5}} Category:Skylines

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Here is is a city affordable of median family with incomes that goes from $61.400, while the Q4 2014 median cost was of $139.000.

The next costs are below or above the national average:

  • Health: 6%
  • Transportation: 2.1%
  • Utilities: 10.1%
  • Groceries: 10.1%
  • Misc.: 7.7%

 

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Buffalo, New York.

In the cold city for a median family income of $63.900, and at the same time the Q4 2014 median costs was around $118.000.

The costs below are under or above the national average:

  • Health: 11.8%
  • Transportation: (2.4)%
  • Utilities: (7.1)%
  • Groceries: 7.1%
  • Misc.: 10.7%

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Por Ken Winters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Public domain], undefined

Knoxville, Tennessee.

A city considered of being one with the lowest cost of living has a opportunity for median family with an income of $60.500, while during the Q4 2014 median cost was $144.000.

Costs in the list are below or above national average:

  • Health: 7.7%
  • Transportation: 14.7%
  • Utilities: 7.7%
  • Groceries: 11.2%
  • Misc.: 8%

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By Fredlyfish4 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Birmigham, Alabama.

Considered the most affordable city in the country, where the median family income is $61.000, and during the Q4 2014 the median costs was of $130.000.

Cost below (or above) national average:

  • Health: 16.6%
  • Transportation: 13.2%
  • Utilities: (3.5)%
  • Groceries: 5.4%
  • Misc.: 2.6%
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