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Sick and tired of $4 gallons of gas and giving your landlord a four-figure rent check for a studio apartment? If so, you might want to think about packing up your Chevy S-10 and driving it to either Kalamazoo or Knoxville.
According to BroBible, those two cities finished fourth and sixth respectively on Kiplinger’s list of the most affordable cities in America. Taking home the top spot? You guessed it – McAllen, Texas, which is also the third-fattest city in the country.
The cost of living in McAllen is 23.9 percent less below the U.S. average. The average home value for the 142,212 people who live in McAllen is $117,500, and that should be a piece of cake to pay off considering the average household income is $45,568. In fact, the only problem we see with moving to McAllen, Texas is the fact that you’ll be living in McAllen, Texas.
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Conway, Arkansas is second on the list of cheapest places to live in America, and that’s thanks to a cost of living that is 21.8 percent below the U.S. average. That’s followed by Harlingen, Texas, Kalamazoo, Michigan and of course, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Here’s the rest of the list:
6. Knoxville, Tennessee
7. Memphis, Tennessee
8. Jonesboro, Arkansas
9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10. Brownsville, Texas
If money matters that much to you and you’re interested in learning the exact details of each city, the crew at Kiplinger has put together a nice little stat sheet for each one of them. As for me, I’ll stick with the expensive route, which is the sunshine of Los Angeles and the occasional bump into Tara Reid.