Special Report

Best Places to Live on a Budget of $30K

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27. Pittsfield, Massachusetts
> Est. average monthly rent: $864
> Est. monthly cost of groceries: $319
> Property crime rate: 1,387 incidents per 100,000 people
> Violent crime rate: 381 incidents per 100,000 people
> Population: 124,944

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26. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
> Est. average monthly rent: $876
> Est. monthly cost of groceries: $257
> Property crime rate: 3,070 incidents per 100,000 people
> Violent crime rate: 461 incidents per 100,000 people
> Population: 1,408,950

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25. Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky
> Est. average monthly rent: $880
> Est. monthly cost of groceries: $251
> Property crime rate: 2,864 incidents per 100,000 people
> Violent crime rate: 437 incidents per 100,000 people
> Population: 1,266,389

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24. Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
> Est. average monthly rent: $863
> Est. monthly cost of groceries: $252
> Property crime rate: 2,696 incidents per 100,000 people
> Violent crime rate: 530 incidents per 100,000 people
> Population: 771,851

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23. Lafayette, Louisiana
> Est. average monthly rent: $818
> Est. monthly cost of groceries: $274
> Property crime rate: 2,883 incidents per 100,000 people
> Violent crime rate: 467 incidents per 100,000 people
> Population: 489,207

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