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May 11, 2014 10:04AM
Can't possibly agree more with the worst 5! WHY would ANYONE want to live in any of those is beyond me. Especially 'Frisco!

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.
May 11, 2014 9:07AM
I would be okay in most of the low cost areas..... better places for the average person than the snooty ones, do a little slumming! 
May 11, 2014 8:43AM

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)

May 11, 2014 7:45AM
We would not live in any of the places listed . thanks but no thanks
May 11, 2014 7:23AM
ID is not bad but, your from east coast the woman are so stand offs & Anti-males because there from CA ,, better bring real woman from over their,, BUT the Mtn's and national  Parks and thing to do are  great 
May 11, 2014 6:43AM
Want to live cheap .. find a nice little town ( non resort ) in a nice state in a safe area ... No large city will ever count on this list ...
May 11, 2014 6:33AM
Harlingen is NOT just 10 miles north of Mexico
May 11, 2014 6:13AM

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.

May 11, 2014 5:54AM
I don't see how Memphis made the list.  By the time you add in armed security, electrified fencing, and round-the-clock surveillance cameras to keep the criminals out, it has to be at least as expensive as some of the New York cities.
May 11, 2014 5:19AM
You can probably now live in Harlingen TX for free as drug lords are killing the entire populations (seems like) of border towns. Save a dime and duck ten bullets on bad days. Rick Perry says TX is a soverign State above the rest of the US - and refuses all federal monies for aanything. So the only real border patrol is now made up of civilian (unpaid) vigalanties. Federal, city, and state officials in TX are getting their cut of drug money and have absolutely no intention of doing their jobs. We need legal Mary Jane and an open free border to stop the insanity that is TX.
May 11, 2014 5:18AM
I was ready to trust the article, until Pueblo, Colorado showed up on the list! Pueblo is stunningly overpriced, I recently left Pueblo over high rent and low wages. My new apartment is larger, newer and cheaper while my new job ACTUALLY PAYS WELL!. Maybe if you have a mailed-in income, or an allowance fairy, Pueblo seems cheap. But people, if you are lucky and have the nice income, you must be crazy to pick Pueblo over much better places to spend your life! Unless of course, you want to learn to speak Spanish and smoke dope every where you go, THEN you have picked the right city to live! 
May 11, 2014 5:07AM

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?

May 11, 2014 4:49AM
As usual...the most expensive democrat controlled cities......the same one's that are all for the poor...then make it to expensive to live there..so keep voting democrat and you can live out of your refrigerator box outside of the city limits.
May 11, 2014 4:46AM

But one thing Queens has a lot of, is common parts

May 11, 2014 4:40AM
You mean to say the Jeffersons could afford to live there. But the bunker's couldn't.
May 11, 2014 4:40AM
Okay, so 3 of New York City's 5 boroughs are on the "priciest" list. I get that. What I don't get is how transportation costs can be higher in Manhattan than in Brooklyn's or Queens when the exact same bus and subway system charges the exact same fare ($2.50) everywhere.
May 11, 2014 3:28AM
Being a cheapskate start with buying a small house in a small town where prices are not sky high.
May 11, 2014 2:18AM

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.

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