4. St. Louis, MO
Typical Monthly Housing Expenses (1 Bedroom Outside of City Center): $550
Typical Monthly Utilities (Electric, Heating, Water, Garbage): $220.62
Monthly Public Transportation Expenses: $72
Annual Income Needed for a Living Wage Before Taxes: $18,065
Apart from the 630-foot Gateway Arch that the city is known for, St. Louis has a very successful hospitality industry. Outside of the nation's capital, STL has more free major attractions than any other U.S. city. Make your savings account happy and spend your free time at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, or the Anheuser-Busch Inbev Brewery.