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Most Affordable Big Cities For Renters Looking to Relocate

10 Most Affordable Big Cities For Renters Looking to Relocate

Job hunting is a more tedious process than ever, and if you're living in an expensive city your rent may be increasingly unmanageable the longer you're unemployed. Relocation is one way to cast a wider net on available jobs and it's possible you'll score a job in a city that's less expensive than your current address. A tough job market is all about compromise, so ruling out a move probably isn't the smartest decision.

BusinessWeek claims that we're in a renters market and teamed up with real estate data firm Reis to determine the 25 most affordable large metro areas. They made their ordered selections by evaluating rents as a portion of local income. Here are the top ten cities on their list of the most affordable big cities for renters.

  1. Oklahoma City
  2. Indianapolis
  3. Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina
  4. Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, Texas
  5. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Oregon / Washington
  6. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
  7. Salt Lake City
  8. San Antonio
  9. St. Louis
  10. Richmond, Virginia


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