10. Worcester, MA
Typical Monthly Housing Expenses (1 Bedroom Outside of City Center): $625
Typical Monthly Utilities (Electric, Heating, Water, Garbage): $133
Monthly Public Transportation Expenses: $48
Annual Income Needed for a Living Wage Before Taxes: $20,384
For recent college graduates who have some experience in the healthcare field and would like to live in the Northeast, Worcester might be your relocation destination. The two top employers are UMass Memorial Healthcare and University of Massachusetts Medical School, so don your scrubs, get to work, collect your paycheck, and shell out less than $700 a month for rent. Your time in Worcester doesn't have to be all work and no play, though. The city houses plenty of art museums, performing art theaters, and historical sites.