Cost-Of-Living: Manhattan vs. The Least Expensive City In The US, Harlingen, TX

 @lisamahapatra
on June 21 2013 3:43 PM

The South Texas city of Harlingen is the cheapest place in the U.S. to live, according to the sixth annual cost of living index, a study conducted by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

By contrast, the cost of living in Manhattan, one of the most expensive places to live in the world, is almost three times that of Harlingen.

If someone with an annual income of $60,000 in Manhattan moved to Harlingen, she'd need to make just $21,768 a year to maintain her standard of living.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of how much things cost in Manhattan vs. Harlingen:

Pauper In Manhattan, King In Harlingen, TX The cost-of-living in Manhattan is 2.74 times that of the least expensive city in the U.S., Harlingen.  Lisa Mahapatra

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