Last year, we reported on the fact that Florida has not just one, but two of the best cities to retire on a fixed budget, according to a study from GoBankingRates.com. Now, in searching for more affordable living spots throughout the U.S., it appears Florida also has two the best cities to live on $1,500 – or even less – a month, whether you’re retired or not. Surprised? We’ll explain.
The staff at MindYourDollars.com has conducted a study to find the best cities in the U.S. to live on a budget of $1,500 a month. “Realistically, living on a budget of $1,500 a month is possible, you just need to be in the right place,” they state in the study. “We’ve compiled 30 cities in the United States where citizens can keep their total monthly expenditures down to $1500 or less. Don’t confuse affordability with boring, though. These cities still have plenty to keep you entertained and enjoying life.”
So, which Florida cities made the cut? Well, it’s certainly not Naples, or any of the other nearby Southwest Florida cities. I have an aunt living in Fort Myers off her $2,200 a month Social Security check and she is just barely getting by. She won’t take money to help so we make her soup and other meals and put it in her freezer so she can make them whenever. If you plan on living on a very tight budget, you’ll need to move away from the coast, but you won’t need to leave Florida entirely. Think – north of Orlando. This article was originally written by Beasley Detroit staffer Anne Erickson.
Here’s the list of the 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Florida, To see how you can live for $1,500 month, find the full list below.