Special Report

Cheapest Place To Live in Every State

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21. Massachusetts: Hampden County
> Monthly cost of living: $3,121
> Monthly housing costs: $744 (23.8% of total)
> Median household income: $53,403 ($4,450 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 18.0%
> Largest city or town in county: Springfield

22. Michigan: Bay County
> Monthly cost of living: $2,657
> Monthly housing costs: $502 (18.9% of total)
> Median household income: $48,005 ($4,000 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 20.0%
> Largest city or town in county: Bay City

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23. Minnesota: Benton County
> Monthly cost of living: $2,829
> Monthly housing costs: $484 (17.1% of total)
> Median household income: $56,357 ($4,696 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 9.7%
> Largest city or town in county: St. Cloud

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24. Mississippi: Coahoma County
> Monthly cost of living: $2,685
> Monthly housing costs: $455 (16.9% of total)
> Median household income: $30,009 ($2,501 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 15.1%
> Largest city or town in county: Clarksdale

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25. Missouri: St. Louis city
> Monthly cost of living: $2,625
> Monthly housing costs: $578 (22.0% of total)
> Median household income: $41,107 ($3,426 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 13.5%
> Largest city or town in county: St. Louis