By: Sahil Luthra
As New York considered to be most expensive states to live in America, but it’s equally true that there are plenty of places in New York that are actually both great places to live and quite affordable.
New York’s Rome is a mecca for those who want to live on low budget, at just $680 per month for the average one-bedroom apartment on rent, while livability still remains high with a score of 71.
All-in, healthcare, groceries and one-bedroom apartment rent in Rome average well below the $3,246 an average couple brings home from Social Security.
Cheektowaga is one of the best places to live with a livability score of 82, a one-BHK costs just $812 per month on average, and total costs — including housing, groceries and healthcare — reach just $2,461.
Glens Falls is best place to live on Social Security with livability score of 74, one-bedroom rents averaging just $850 per month, and grocery and healthcare costs also below average.
Kingston has above-average healthcare and grocery costs, but an average one-bedroom monthly rent of $1,060 which help in managing all of these expenses at just $2,855 for a couple.
Ithaca’s healthcare and grocery costs are actually a decent amount above the national averages, by 5.6% and 4.6%
In Ithaca the average one-bedroom apartment rents for $1,127 in Ithaca, not the cheapest around but low enough to help keep total average costs within reason.
Middletown doesn’t boast particularly affordable living — in fact, grocery costs are about 2.2% above the national average, while healthcare runs a whopping 16% above average.
As Middletown is not considered as affordable place for people living on Social Security Benefits only but the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is low enough to live.
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