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Old 01-24-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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A relative of mine lives in Erie PA and due to a surplus of housing from an earlier boom time, there are tons of places to live for cheap. The funny thing I noticed is that the cheap neighborhoods, with $450 a month apartments, are not really all that bad. The crime in the cheaper side of town is not too bad and people of all races and backgrounds fit in.

Comparison this to Washington DC where the cheapest rent is maybe $1100 for a one bedroom apartment in a relatively safe apartment and the wages for unskilled workers is pretty much the same in Erie.

What other towns can a minimum wage worker survive and live a "relatively" comfortable and safe life? What city is best for the working poor?
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Peoria, IL and St. Louis, MO come to mind as really inexpensive housing stocks that are relatively nice. I'm sure there are a number of cities in TX that would rank on this list, too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Stating the obvious that minimum wage is a struggle no matter where you live, pretty much any of the non-major cities in the Midwest and South fit the criteria. Cleveland, Louisville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Milwaukee, etc. Pick one.
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