29 Cheapest Places To Live In The U.S.

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Amarillo, Texas

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Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle with a population projected to exceed 310,000 in 2020. The city that goes by many names, including “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Rotor City, USA,” offers many job opportunities for its residents as it operates one of the biggest meat-packing areas in the country. Another major employer is Pantex, the primary and only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the United States, giving the metropolitan its other nickname, “Bomb City.”
The cost of living in Amarillo is much cheaper than the U.S. average, allowing Amarilloans to enjoy savings on an extensive range of products and services, from toothpaste to visits to doctors. Just like toothpaste, taking your dog to the vet costs 17% less compared to the national average. You can also save a whopping 44% on eye exams. The bulk of your income will be spent on housing, but real estate and living expenses are still lower than the national average.
Cost of Living: 80.1
Median Home Value: $136,900
City Population: 205,771
Median Household Income: $51,198
Unemployment Rate: 3%