The 5 Best Cities to Lower Your Cost of Living Without Sacrificing Lifestyle
Last year saw an exodus of city dwellers fleeing crowds and cramped apartments for wide open spaces. Escaping the cold was the excuse for some, while others chased a cheaper cost of living. The pandemic rolled out the red carpet for remote work and strategic relocation, but moving from the big city to the boonies was all well and good when nothing was open. Now, as vaccines roll out in greater numbers, many of us are faced with the decision to stick it out in the sticks for cost-of-living reasons, or sacrifice our savings to move back to an urban hub in hopes of culture.
But those aren't the only options. Why not settle in a city that strikes the perfect balance: the promise of getting you your social life back, without hitting anywhere near the sky-high COL of, say, New York or San Francisco. Here are the best cities for lowering your cost of living without sacrificing lifestyle in 2021.