Whether you’re balancing your budget or you’re planning a big move, you should be aware of living costs in your city. Expenses like groceries, utilities, rent, and gas all depend on where you live, so some cities are just more affordable than others. This is especially true since the median income in many cities doesn’t quite keep up with living costs.
To help you budget effectively or find an affordable new town to call home, we looked at the US’s 74 most populous cities and ranked them based on how high their monthly living costs are. We also checked each city’s median income to give you an idea of what you might make if you lived there.
Keep reading to learn which US cities are the most (and least) affordable.