Kiplinger counts Kalamazoo as a good place to be if you are frugal minded. Actually, they said it's one of the best cities for cheapskates. The cities that made their top 10 list have cost-of-living scores well below the national average, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research.
Kalamazoo's living costs are the lowest on our list: 13 percent below the national average and 21 percent below nearby Chicago. Housing is perhaps the city's most notably cheap amenity, with costs one-third below the national average. But Kalamazoo also offers a range of budget-friendly activities, from art and music at Western Michigan University to an unusually well-funded public library system.
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