Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Which U.S. Cities have the lowest Cost of Living?

As you know we're very big proponents of 'getting out'. That is we believe the cheapest and happiest places to live are not to be found in the fast paced, get rich quick false promises espoused by the supposed developed countries like the United States, England and Canada. But for those who simply cannot see themselves breaking free of their homeland here's an interesting look at living cheap in  the U.S. 

CBS Money Watch asks, Which U.S. Cities have the lowest Cost of Living?

Jason McCormrick writing for Moneywatch reviews the Cost of Living data from the Council of Community and Economic Research  to show us the 10 cheapest places to live in the United States

The council hasn't produced one of those fluff with out substance lists either. This is a proper index that looked at over three hundred urban areas in the States and complied data on more than 50,000 prices for a huge basket of common good we all need to live. Things like food, transport and homes were examined. So, lets' a have a quick peak at which communities they found to be the cheapest -

#1. Harlington Texas has topped their list for the past 3 years as the most affordable place to live in the U.S. In Harlington you can rent for under $700 a month or buy a home for under $220,000. Movies are still under $10 and milk will set you back just over $2.

#2. McAllen Texas sits in second place. Interesting to note that the state of liquid gold also boost the top 2 cheapest places to live. I didn't look in detail at all the numbers but noted that the cost of buying a home was even less than Harrlington at just over $200,000

#3. Norman Oklahoma had a cost of living more than 14% less than the national average.

#4. Oklahoma hits the list again with Ardmore coming in 4th.

#5. Memphis Tennessee is the 5th least expensive city to live in.

#6. Fayetteville Arkansas

#7. Wichita Falls Texas - there's Texas again with it's 3rd entry into the top 10 cheapest places to live.

#8. And Oklahoma hits the list another time too with Muskogee in eight place.

#9. Not only is Pueblo Colorado the 9th cheapest places to live according to Livability.com Pueblo is one of America's Best Places to Live as well.

 #10 and coming in as the 10th cheapest place to live in the US is Ashland Ohio.

When you look at this list it could mean where ever you currently live in the States it may not be that far a stretch to see yourself moving to one of these cheap places north, south, east or west!

Now it's your turn - what do you think? Do you live in any of these places? Are you surprised, pleased to learn about these spots? Leave your comments below and let us know what you're thinking. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The 10 Cheapest Places to Visit

I was skimming the Huffington Post last night and came across this interesting little bit that was reposted from SmarterTravel.com. Smarter Travel has created a nifty and current list for the cheapest places to go for 2014. It will be interesting to see if the list remains relatively similar a year from now.

Here's what the Smarter Traveler says are the best places to visit on the cheap this year:

The Philippines

The combination of cosmo affordability and beautiful nature (kind of sounds like Panama) make the Philippines one top place that gives you a lot for your money. Lonely Planet even called it one of it's top value destinations for 2014. According to C.I.O. Wealth Management research Manila boasts some of the cheapest shopping and best dining in the world.


Greece hopes to be the cheap place that for planes, trains, and automobiles and cruise ships too! The goal to bring visitors back to the ancient ruins and famed beaches they are known for.  Greece is now uber cheap and quite empty so there's lots of room to play.

Dominican Republic

While the Caribbean isn't typically known for being cheap the Dominican Republic is a bastion of great value in the green sea of high Caribbean prices.

Mexico City

Two things continue to make Mexico a cheap place to visit, especially for Americans, first are the flights. You can there from pretty much any major city in the US and for low fare. And once you're there you can enjoy high end benefits like first class accommodation for far less than you would pay anywhere else.

Round out the top five is

Lisbon, Portugal

According to C.I.O. Wealth Management research Lisbon's middle price range hotels are the cheapest of 72 cities surveyed, the average rate is just $80/nite -- that's 50% lower than the global average.

Tune in tomorrow as we finish off the list...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cost of Living around the World

I just came across this very cool map and website called Expatistan.

Go check it out! It has an interactive map where you can hover over places to live represented by dots. It then shows you the cost of living for that place. You can drill even deeper on this site and even get sample shopping lists which give you a really good idea of what it costs for day to day items - things you need to live.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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I have been visiting Dr Michael Buna for approximately 30 years. He has kept my body in very good shape over the years. Because of my sports involvement he was always available to take the pain away. He is not a five star Doctor, I rate him a ten plus.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Dr Michael Buna - Victoria Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Buna 

Dr. Buna is a Chiropractor in Victoria. A few months ago I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Michael. What a wonderful person and a true professional.

But don't take my word for read what these patients say about Dr Buna,

Bob Waters says, Dr. Michael Buna has been my first choice for chiropractic treatments for over 15 years. I rely upon his knowledge and skillful techniques to correct my back and neck vertebrae when misaligned, and to provide relief where other chiropractors have failed.
I am really thankful to know Dr. Buna. He has been most reliable and caring in all my treatments , with great results! Says Susan Yeats
And Stephen Hodges-Whittaker comments, Dr Buna has helped tremendously with back & neck problems and obviously cares about my continued good health

Those are just a few of comments from the hundreds of patients  who have visited Dr. Buna for their health challenges over the years.

If you live in Victoria British Columbia and are experiencing any kind of back, neck or joint pain related to a sports or other injury I encourage you to check out Health4Life Chiropractic and DR. Michael Buna.

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