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As for the top 5, no thanks to Pueblo...and not sure I'd want to live quite that close to Mexico so Harlingen would probably be off the list as well.
Idaho Falls is a really nice town, friendly people, beautiful part of the country, and truly inexpensive. Memphis is a great town, with lots to do and easy access to many other cities within a day's drive. Norman is okay, but too close to OKC...where crime is a problem.
So where was the joke about how only kings could afford to live in King's County New York?
(Also known as the borough of Brooklyn)
Look at the five cheapest cities. Pueblo and Harligen share an avg. household income of about 30k, pretty low. Memphis is the poorest large metro area in the US according to the Census Bureau. Harlingen has a staggering poverty rate of 24.9%. Harlingen, Idaho Falls and Pueblo all share Wal-Mart as one of their top three employeers. Crime in Harligen, Pueblo and Memphis are all above national average.
Cheapskates, you get what you pay for. If you want to live in a working poor area with a Wal-Mart based economy, good for you. I lived in an area like that for three years and have no desire to revisit it. I don't care if the housing was cheap.
Being fair though, avg. household income in Norman and Idaho Falls is a respectable 44k+. Also, Norman being a college town probably has some life to it. Norman seems to be the best deal of the five.
San Francisco is a place where the sun don't shine,
the sun don't shine in that San Francisco place.
That is why all them homosexuals like the place so much,
is because it is a place where the sun don't shine; you see?
Isn't your income commensurate with the area you live in? Oh, MSN and Jeffery Kronenberg, how does the "cheapskate" save money when a job in Pueblo, Idaho Falls or Harlingen (where?) would pay considerably less than the same job in San Francisco or the Boroughs listed? That's also considering that you could find the same job in those non tech areas. Trust me, I know from experience.
Also, Mr. Kronenberg must not drink beer. Since when is $9 a lot of money for a six of "good" beer?
Wish I could find a deal like that.