See Why Buffalo is Named One of The Most Affordable Cities to Live in 2022

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on February 23, 2022

If you already love living in Buffalo or you’re thinking about moving to the region, well we’ve got good news for you. In a recent blog, Extra Space Storage named the top 13 places in the U.S. to live for 2022.

As far as deciding which cities made the cut, the criteria for this list included: size of population, median home price, median household income, unemployment rate, and general cost of living.


So how well did Buffalo make out under this criteria?

  • Population: 258,989
  • Home Price: $72,600 median purchase price; $710 median monthly rent
  • Median Household Income: $33,119
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.8%
  • Cost of Living: 17% below the national average

The article goes on to state, ” Buffalo features a cost of living that is nearly 50% lower than nearby New York City, with significant savings on housing and healthcare in particular. It’s no wonder why Nickel City is one of the most affordable cities in America! Add to that a growing job market with top employers like M&T Bank, Kaleida Health, and venue management company Delaware North, it isn’t hard to see Buffalo’s potential. The city also boasts a diverse food scene, popular attractions like the Buffalo Zoo and Buffalo Museum of Science, and is only a 30-minute drive away from breathtaking views of Niagara Falls.”

See what other cities made the list here!

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