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Old 10-27-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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[LEFT]Donít mess with Texas when it comes to affordability. Major metropolitan areas in the Lone Star State reign supreme on Kiplingerís annual ranking of the least expensive places to live in the U.S. Indeed, all of our picks are cities located either in Texas or the heartland of middle America.

The cities on our least-expensive list all have housing prices well under $250,000; homes in one city average less than $200,000. Overall cost of living in these metro areas falls 15% to 20% below the national average.

We ranked the least expensive places to live using data from the U.S. Census (metropolitan statistical areas only) and the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which is assembled by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The index measures relative prices in several categories, including consumer goods, housing, transportation, utilities and health care, to come up with a composite score for each city. The national average is 100. So a score of 80, for example, indicates that the cost of living is 20% below the national average. (For perspective, the most expensive city in the survey Ė- New York, N.Y. -- is 218, indicating that the cost of living is 118% higher than the national average.) Population and median household income data are from the Census Bureauís American Community Survey.


1. Brownsville, Tex.




[SIZE=3]10 U.S. Cities With the Cheapest Cost of Living - Kiplinger[/SIZE]




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Old 10-27-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: So California
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hmmm, Austin?

Its one of the more expensive cities in Texas.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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hmmm, Austin?

Its one of the more expensive cities in Texas.
that is what I was thinking too. It certainly is the most expensive large city
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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lol@ putting Fort Hood in there. It's a military base. Maybe they meant Killeen.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The City
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lol@ putting Fort Hood in there. It's a military base. Maybe they meant Killeen.

Yes some of these are inexpensive for a reason
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