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1. Posted by sarahmizzi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 20w

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Hey guys I was wondering, has anyone moved to America recently? Where is the most cheapest place to live?

Any help would be great!

Thank you!!!

2. Posted by remon90 (Inactive 9 posts) 19w

If you found the place please do tell.................

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2421 posts) 19w

There are well in excess of 40,000,000 legal immigrants in the US, so yes, many people have moved there.

"Where is cheapest place to live" is a nonsensical question that depends entirely on your own personal circumstances. The US is a massive country of wildly varying extremes so there are limitless answers to where is cheapest.

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 16w

Well, the poorest states are West Virginia and Mississippi. But probably the people that live the most cheaply are many of the native america tribes that live on the "reservations" granted to them by the federal government years ago. For the most part, this land is in many cases worth very little and they eke out a living, although there are notable exceptions (one exception being native american tribes who were moved to places in Oklahoma that turned out to have oil and tribes moved to Palm Springs, whose land is now valuable as this has become a desert resort area where many Los Angeles residents go to vacation on weekends.

However, no foreigners are allowed on those "Indian reservations" as they are guaranteed to the tribes in perpetuity.

Guess this means you should go to some back-woods town in one of the two states mentioned--although why you would want to live in such a rundown area is beyond me.

Presuming you want to live in a nice town that has growth prospects and is safe, but is still relatively cheap, then I would suggest a place in a northern climate where few people move due to the weather. Examples might be cities like Fargo, North Dakota or Rochester, Minnesota. Fargo has a large electronics business and Rochester is growing very rapidly as it is one of the premier medical centers of the country and the research grants are estimated to be over $5 billion during the next 10 years for a town that currently has only 100,000 residents.

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 16w

Generally the cheapest places to live would be away from the big cities, and away from coastal areas, but all the jobs are in those big cities. Stay away from California, Florida, Massachusetts, NJ and NY.

6. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 497 posts) 16w

Rather than concentrate on the cheapest place to live, concentrate on the place that will give you the best opportunity to earn a good living and to succeed. And if it has an excellent education system, beautiful surroundings, cultural activities, decent health care and an involved citizenry, so much the better.

7. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 14w

Since commenting on here originally, I ran across a list of the "15 best places to live in the US" put out late last year by "The Street" a publication of Jim Cramer, of Mad Money fame.

In that listing, I noticed that the two places I already mentioned--Rochester, Minnesota placed 1st and Fargo, North Dakota placed 15th. Other places they list where home prices are not outrageous are:
14. Overland Park, Kansas
13. Fort Collins, Colorado
10. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
9. Iowa City, IA
8. Ann Arbor, Michigan
7. Bismarck, North Dakota, and
3. Madison, Wisconsin

The other cities on their list are Bellevue in Washington, Boulder in Colorado, and San Mateo, Palo Alto, Santa Barbara, and Walnut Creek in California--but in all of these cities the average cost of a home is $500,000 or more.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jun-2016, at 16:41 by Calcruzer ]

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