If there’s one good thing that can come out of a recession it’s that most things become more affordable. During the course correction, there are definitely some bargains to be had and sometimes increasing your bottom line can be as simple as changing your zip code. We’ve used the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from June 2008-June 2009 to create this map, which shows how US cities have been affected by the economic downturn. In all but one of the cities included, the cost of living is down, sometimes significantly so.
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