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9 Top Cities Where You Get the Most for Your Money


Even within the United States, the cost of living can vary drastically depending on which city you call home. If you would like to make your dollar stretch a little further, consider taking up residency in one of these nine cities:
* Please note that each index in this report is based off the cost of living in New York City. For example, a rent index 0f 40% means that the average rent in that city is 40% of what it is in New York City.

1) Boise, Idaho

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As a general rule, most all western cities (excluding those in California) have an average cost of living on the lower end, and Boise is no exception. The capital city and the largest city of the state of Idaho, Boise is consistently ranked as having one of the lowest costs of living of any US city. With beautiful surrounding scenery and a nice "college town" environment, it is a great residence to consider if you are looking to settle down in a place that will make your dollar stretch further. Here are the cost of living statistics for Boise, Idaho:

  • Rent Index: 22.89%
  • Groceries Index: 58.82%
  • Restaurants Index: 72.60%
  • Average Cost of Gasoline (Per Gallon): $2.17
  • Average Cost of Milk (Per Gallon): $2.95
  • Average Monthly Rent of 3 Bedroom Apartment in City’s Centre: $1,173
  • Average Monthly Internet Bill: $47
  • Average Monthly Utilities for a 915 sq. ft. Apartment: $113

9 Top Cities Where You Get the Most for Your Money

Tony Drost, President, First Rate Property Management, Inc.
Tony Drost, President
First Rate Property Management, Inc.
Boise, Idaho
Contact me for more information about the Investment Real Estate and Property Rental markets in Boise and Idaho.

Tony Drost
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