8. Ann Arbor, MI
Typical Monthly Housing Expenses (1 Bedroom Outside of City Center): $600
Typical Monthly Utilities (Electric, Heating, Water, Garbage): $100.64
Monthly Public Transportation Expenses: $58
Annual Income Needed for a Living Wage Before Taxes: $19,738
Ann Arbor, MI has received so many accolades for being a great city, you'd think that people would be flocking to this place in droves. This year, Kiplinger claimed that Ann Arbor was the second best city for new graduates and MSN Travel called it one of the 10 coolest cities in the Midwest. Apart from all of the critical acclaim Ann Arbor continuously receives, the fact that you can survive on less than $20K a year makes this place an awesome option for post-grad living.