The Most Affordable Cities In America

10 cheapest places to live in the U.S.

The Most Affordable Cities In America

As the new tax system kicks in On January 1st, 2018, you don’t want to be living in the following States, California, New York, according to Tax Policy center those States will have high property taxes in 2018 compared to other states.

Our Research team used the following data and came up with the 10 most affordable cities In America,

Ranking of cost of living by city based on the consumer price index and access to affordable housing (housing-to-income rates) using data from the U.S. Census and BLS,

Here are The Most Affordable Cities In America

10. Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois
Illinois state legislature Building

Springfield is a city filled with history – there are museums and several sites dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. Apart from that, Springfield is a midsize city with plenty of places to shop, eat, and hang out. You get the best of rural life with farms just outside of the city, and the best of city life with a beautiful downtown business district.

 

9. Davenport, Iowa

Davenport, Iowa
Rock Island Centennial Bridge in Davenport

Davenport is a town full of character that has everything you could ever need. My favorite part of Davenport is the downtown area with many family-owned stores and restaurants with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. There are also different festivals throughout the entire year, it is definitely worth checking out!

 

8. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids featuring a river or creek, modern architecture And skyline

Cedar Rapids is not too big, but also not too small as a town and it offers many things to do, such as parks, nightlife, family activities, etc. It is also located in a perfect spot – Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee are all only a four-hour drive away. Cedar Rapids has a lot of industry and business, which offers many jobs for in any kind of category. It is a safe and cheap place to live for young, old, singles, and families.

 

7. Akron, Ohio

Akron, Ohio
Akron’s Premier Oral Surgery Practice Since 1964

Akron is a medium-sized city located in North East Ohio. While its history is steeped in that of an industry gone by, it is a community that is proud of its heritage and is recommitting itself to what makes it unique. The cost of living is relatively low in the neighborhoods around downtown. Though not extremely diverse, the city is gaining more diversity with the introduction of Burmese immigrants that are finding a home in the city.

 

6. Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas
Wichita Skyline View

Wichita is the perfect city. Small enough to feel part of a tight-knit community, but still big enough to able to enjoy a night out. The community is diverse and extremely welcoming. Also have Wichita State University, which is an amazing source of education, right in the heart of Wichita.

 

5. Toledo, Ohio

Locksmith Toledo, Ohio
Locksmith Toledo, Ohio

Toledo seems to be a city that’s coming back! There are several large companies that are located here (especially healthcare companies and hospitals), so I’d say that job opportunities should be abundant. It is also the home to several universities, which are also full of opportunity. The downtown and nightlife seen have been on the rise, as downtown Toledo has many bars, restaurants, and attractions for all

 

4. Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, Kansas
Topeka DownTown Skyline View

Topeka is a mixed bag. As the capital, you would expect more interest to be put into creating the appearance of a thriving city and a reason to stay, but there is little of that. However, there are a few nooks and cranny’s here and there that if you find them can make your stay enjoyable.

 

3. South Bend, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana
South Bend DownTown

South Bend is now becoming very progressive. Our downtown and riverfront areas were desolate and depressing. Due to a great mayor and community support, my town is booming. New businesses and rental properties are springing up everywhere.

 

2. Evansville, Indiana

Evansville, Indiana
Vectren headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.

Evansville is feeling small but, it is growing. It is a nice place where you can find out what it is you want to do. It is home to University of Evansville (One of the Top colleges to attend) and the University of Southern Indiana (Continues to grow.) If you’re looking for somewhere to grow as a person Evansville, Indiana is the place for you.

 

1. Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne Government building

Fort Wayne is a very family oriented place to live. Most residents are of a Christian background which makes it a very friendly city. During the summer there are a lot of fun activities such as fairs, 5ks, festivals etc. Cost of living in Fort Wayne is very affordable and it is very easy to find a job