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Top 11 Cities For Starting Over

10. Harlingen, TX (pop. 66,122
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For lower income people, Harlingen is the cheapest place to live in the nation. Its cost of living is 18.2% below average; its median income $35,267. You can get housing for $78,000, fix it up, and sell it for more. Harlingen has cheaper groceries and a higher unemployment rate than most cities, so it’s an especially good place for entrepreneurs building an Internet-based business.

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