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The best place in each state to live on a $50,000 salary

GOBankingRates Logo By John Csiszar of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 50: Although states like California and New York often make headlines with their high average incomes, the truth is that a $50,000 salary is enough for the average American to get by. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs the median U.S. worker salary at $47,216, as of July 17, 2019.
To come up with the best places to live for under $50,000 in each state, GOBankingRates subtracted cost-of-living expenses from a $50,000 salary in cities across the U.S. For the purposes of this study, cities were limited to those with at least 5,000 households and a median income between $45,000 and $55,000. Information on livability and amenities was included as supplemental data. With the exception of Hawaii, every state in the U.S. has great cities where you can live for under $50,000.

The best place in each state to live on a $50,000 salary

Although states like California and New York often make headlines with their high average incomes, the truth is that a $50,000 salary is enough for the average American to get by. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs the median U.S. worker salary at $47,216, as of July 17, 2019.

To come up with the best places to live for under $50,000 in each state, GOBankingRates subtracted cost-of-living expenses from a $50,000 salary in cities across the U.S. For the purposes of this study, cities were limited to those with at least 5,000 households and a median income between $45,000 and $55,000. Information on livability and amenities was included as supplemental data. With the exception of Hawaii, every state in the U.S. has great cities where you can live for under $50,000. Click or swipe through to see the full list.

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