Special Report

Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

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25. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +3,106 people (0.2% of population)
> Cost of living: 6.9% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (8.2% of all searches)
> Median home value: $211,900
> Median household income: $55,710

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24. Kansas City, MO-KS
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +3,215 people (0.1% of population)
> Cost of living: 7.2% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Denver-Aurora, CO (28.5% of all searches)
> Median home value: $209,100
> Median household income: $70,215

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23. Reno, NV
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +3,329 people (0.7% of population)
> Cost of living: 1.6% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA (43.8% of all searches)
> Median home value: $383,000
> Median household income: $72,132

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22. Albuquerque, NM
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +3,385 people (0.4% of population)
> Cost of living: 6.4% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Denver-Aurora, CO (15.4% of all searches)
> Median home value: $206,000
> Median household income: $58,512

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21. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +4,314 people (0.8% of population)
> Cost of living: 7.8% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (19.9% of all searches)
> Median home value: $212,100
> Median household income: $56,977