The cost of living where you're planning to move is an important factor to consider because you want to live comfortable and still have money left over to enjoy the restaurants, attractions and shopping that made the U.S News Best Place to Live in the U.S. truly top-notch. We broke down the rankings to find out which of the 100 Best Places to Live cost the least. Based on how much of the average individual's income is required to own a home or rent in the area, including the cost of utilities, we found the 20 best place to live wit the lowest cost of living.
#12 Columbia, SC
Median Annual Salary: $41,020
Income spent of Living Expenses: 28.56%
The state's capital and home to the University of South Carolina, Columbia offers a low cost of living that makes the city more affordable than many other large college towns, for students and residents of all ages alike. While the median annual salary is just $40,020, individuals are able to keep more than 28.5% of their income in their pockets after utility and rent or mortgage costs.
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