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Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the city with the lowest cost of living.

The 25 US cities with the lowest cost of living

It can be expensive to live in big cities like New York or San Francisco, but other cities, like Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Brownsville, Texas, are much more affordable.
It's easy to get carried away at the grocery store, especially when it all looks so good.

What average Americans spend on groceries every month in 22 major cities

The average household across major US cities spends between $314 a month and over $500 a month on groceries, according to the BLS.
Caroline Lupini in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, in February 2019.

I’m a full-time digital nomad, and credit card points make traveling 8 months of the year no more expensive than staying at home

I'm able to keep my transportation and lodging costs low largely by using points and miles from my credit cards, which provide a lot of value.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California, on December 5, 2013.

How much the US minimum wage — and what it can get you — has changed since the year you were born

The federal minimum wage has risen over the years, but not nearly enough to keep up with inflation and the skyrocketing cost of living.
The suburbs offer bigger homes, but sometimes at a cost.

11 hidden costs of moving to the suburbs

Everything from transportation, to buying more furniture for your bigger home, to lawn maintenance will add to your home costs in the suburbs.
Low costs of living make for smooth sailing in retirement.

The 15 best states to retire for a low cost of living in your golden years

Soon-to-be retirees should consider Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi for affordable costs of living and home prices.

17 US cities where retirement is affordable, taxes are reasonable, and healthcare costs less

To save on taxes and healthcare in retirement, consider cities like Laredo, Texas, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Brownsville, Texas.
Retail workers making minimum wage often work multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get ...

Retail work is not nearly as lucrative or steady as it was a decade ago, and retailers' cost-cutting employment practices are largely to blame.
Houston, Texas.

Here’s what $3,000 a month in rent will get you in 13 major US cities

In some cities, $3,000 a month will get you five bedrooms. In others, it will get you just one bedroom.
We compared the cost of 11 grocery staples from 10 years ago against the cost of those staples today.

How much American grocery staples like bread, bacon, and coffee cost now versus 10 years ago

We compared the price of 11 grocery staples today against what they cost 10 years ago. The cost of bacon skyrocketed while the cost of eggs dipped.