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Old 02-18-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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As many of us already know, the U.S. Southeastern region has one of the lowest cost of living in the nation. However, not all cities in this massive area are equally affordable. In this sense, I'm wanted to compare which cities, the city proper to be exact, that surprisingly have the least affordable cost of living across the board:

Examples include:
  • housing
  • groceries
  • dining out (albeit, all restaurant options)
  • transportation costs
  • activities (recreation, sporting events, theatres, museums, etc.)
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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Greensboro-Winston Salem NC and Columbia SC would top my list. Highly overlooked and bargains for living cost versus the amenities they provide.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Miami... easily
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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Greensboro-Winston Salem NC and Columbia SC would top my list. Highly overlooked and bargains for living cost versus the amenities they provide.
He said least affordable but if we were talking about best bang for your buck, I'd agree.

Miami definitely tops the list here. I'd also throw in Charleston, Hilton Head, and Alexandria, VA.
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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If you are going to go with major cities only, then Miami would probably top the list.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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The Hampton Roads area of Virginia (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, etc.) is relatively expensive for the Southeast. This could be partly because development is circumscribed by waterways and military bases. Housing prices are higher than in areas like Atlanta and Charlotte which have considerably stronger private sector economies and faster population growth. Virginia in general is a noticeably higher cost state than others in the region, even to an extent areas outside the Washington metropolitan area.

Certainly agree with the multiple suggestions of Miami/Southeast Florida as well, which is even more so an area with geographic constraints on development.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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The Triangle metro area of NC (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) is probably now the most expensive metro area in the south besides S. Fla.
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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The Triangle metro area of NC (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) is probably now the most expensive metro area in the south besides S. Fla.
Metro Charleston has a higher median home price than both the Raleigh and Durham MSAs. https://www.nar.realtor/topics/metro...-affordability
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Miami/FLL/WPB for sure. Smaller places like Naples, Charleston, Savannah/Hilton Head are also quite expensive. I'd imagine Key West and Myrtle Beach might be also but I don't really know.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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Miami/FLL/WPB for sure. Smaller places like Naples, Charleston, Savannah/Hilton Head are also quite expensive. I'd imagine Key West and Myrtle Beach might be also but I don't really know.
Myrtle is still reasonable, for the time being anyway.
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