The Cheapest U.S. Cities for Renters

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Rents are high, that is certainly true. And if your number one M.O. is to save money on rent, there are few cities you can cross immediately off the list. Goodbye, Chicago. Adios, New York, So long, Los Angeles.

But GoBankingRates.com put together a little list of the cities in the U.S. with the cheapest rents. So if living somewhere really affordable (and urban) is your number one priority. Here are the top 20 places on the list.

Toledo, Ohio

1-bedroom median rent: $442.50
2-bedroom median rent: $650
Single-family home median rent: $790

Detroit, Michigan

1-bedroom median rent: $625
2-bedroom median rent: $650
Single-family home median rent: $750

Wichita, Kansas

1-bedroom median rent: $547.50
2-bedroom median rent: $700
Single-family home median rent: $895

Fayetteville, North Carolina

1-bedroom median rent: $585
2-bedroom median rent: $697
Single-family home median rent: $900

Augusta, Georgia

1-bedroom median rent: $614
2-bedroom median rent: $775
Single-family home median rent: $895

Columbus, Georgia

1-bedroom median rent: $725
2-bedroom median rent: $673.50
Single-family home median rent: $900

Knoxville, Tennessee

1-bedroom median rent: $600
2-bedroom median rent: $800
Single-family home median rent: $950

Memphis, Tennessee

1-bedroom median rent: $683
2-bedroom median rent: $750
Single-family home median rent: $900

Greensboro, North Carolina

1-bedroom median rent: $655
2-bedroom median rent: $740
Single-family home median rent: $962.50

Tucson, Arizona

1-bedroom median rent: $575
2-bedroom median rent: $750
Single-family home median rent: $1,100

Tallahassee, Florida

1-bedroom median rent: $625
2-bedroom median rent: $750
Single-family home median rent: $1,050

Spokane, Washington

1-bedroom median rent: $595
2-bedroom median rent: $795
Single-family home median rent: $1,047.50

El Paso, Texas

1-bedroom median rent: $603.50
2-bedroom median rent: $750
Single-family home median rent: $1,117.50

Little Rock, Arkansas

1-bedroom median rent: $695
2-bedroom median rent: $777.50
Single-family home median rent: $1,000

Lubbock, Texas

1-bedroom median rent: $590
2-bedroom median rent: $800
Single-family home median rent: $1,150

Des Moines, Iowa

1-bedroom median rent: $675
2-bedroom median rent: $775
Single-family home median rent: $1,085

Cincinnati, Ohio

1-bedroom median rent: $665
2-bedroom median rent: $930
Single-family home median rent: $950

Boise, Idaho

1-bedroom median rent: $675
2-bedroom median rent: $775
Single-family home median rent: $1,085

Indianapolis, Indiana

1-bedroom median rent: $740
2-bedroom median rent: $839.50
Single-family home median rent: $1,000

Rochester, New York

1-bedroom median rent: $747.50
2-bedroom median rent: $850
Single-family home median rent: $1,050