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New Study: Top 25 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work In 2019


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A new study from – factored in average salary and rent – and released The 25 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work In 2019.

As we head into 2019, many factors will determine where people choose to work and live such as job opportunity and cost of living.  Making a high salary is great, but if rents are so high that you have very little disposable income left over, are you going to be able to put money away for a rainy day?

Obviously, a person’s individual cultural and social tastes should also be considered, but from a purely financial standpoint, it would be wise to consult this list below before you begin your next job or home search.

Here were some of the national findings:

  • The average income left after rent in the top 25 cities is 81 percent.
  • Texas had five cities in the top 25.
  • The Midwest placed eight cities on our list, including three in Ohio alone.
  • Oklahoma boasts two of the top three cities, including the overall No. 1.
  • Dallas had the highest average salary in the top 25 at $82,609, while its Texas neighbor, College Station, had the lowest average salary at just $55,086.
  • The cheapest average monthly rent was $863 in Tulsa, while the highest average rent was Dallas’ $1,422.

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