Finding the cheapest places to live has been a big topic in some past post on this blog. In the coming weeks I am going to delve into it further and look at some of the details but for now we’ll take a broad look over the situation. It’s not entirely possible to find the exact cheapest place to live as much of the info is relative and can change daily!
Cheapest Places To Live
Working out what you need for your lifestyle is the first step in determining where you can live. This includes the type of work you do and if you need a house, condo, apartment. Do you have pets? Do you need to drive and if so how far do you need to drive? Also if you job is portable (online) this really helps you find a dirt cheap place to live. I work online and have lived in Cairo, Egypt, Canada before that and have been to the UK and am now briefly in USA. Early next year I head off to New Zealand.
First let’s look at the Cheapest Places in America.
It’s generally agreed that the cheapest places in the USA to live are in the Mid West. You may get low wages compared to the rest of the country but taxes are low and housing is comparatively very affordable. Even things like beer and food can be found significantly cheaper. However you may have to take into account crime and poverty, building quality and other aspects before making your final decision.