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When considering a new place to live, you have to take into account the affordability. For most of us, moving to one of the bigger cities isn’t feasible. According to MIT’s living wage calculator, the average household income in San Francisco, for example, is $92,139. Even though San Francisco is home to Silicon Valley, unless you’re working in tech, it’s likely you won’t make enough to live there. On the other hand, some of the cheapest states to live in the US such as Mississippi and Ohio can provide enough for you to live comfortably while also having some left.

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10. Indiana

With military installations, agriculture, and manufacturing providing job opportunities, Indiana offers a great quality of life to its residents. It's one of the cheapest states to live in the US and a fun, attractive place to live. As well as this, it's also attracting plenty of young people including those who graduate from Indiana University and don't want to leave. Indiana is a high-ranking state in which to do business and home to numerous companies who are also huge employers that will make you ask, "Silicon Valley who?" Living in Indiana will give you more bang for your buck with a median salary of $49,255 and a median home price of just $124,200.

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