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Rochester, Minnesota has been named to another top ten list.

The latest is from, which has released its latest Best Affordable Place to Live, 2015 list and Rochester was ranked #7.

The report says “  Rochester is less expensive than most, yet it offers an extremely high quality of life, allowing families to save money on many cost-of-living expenses. “

The report looked at the cost of living across a number of categories such as health care, food, housing, and transportation using data from C2ER and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The authors also examined the tax climate in each state and even looked at how much things like eggs, pizza and haircuts cost in each city.

The report says “ Rochester offers residents easy reach to the average priced home and low-to-average transportation and living costs. The local economy is anchored by the Mayo Clinic, but companies like IBM, HyVee and Crenlo also provide hundreds of jobs. Festivals, special events, art galleries, theater troupes and music performances help keep residents highly entertained without emptying pockets. More than 100 area parks give residents many options for staying active and getting outdoors. “

“With cities, as with anything, there’s a bit of ‘you get what you pay for,’” says Livability editor, Matt Carmichael. “Therefore, it was important for us to strike a balance and find cities that are both affordable and livable.”

Best Affordable Places to Live, 2015

  1. Round Rock, TX

  2. Dayton, OH

  3. Lawton, OK

  4. Lansing, MI

  5. Appleton, WI

  6. Fort Wayne, IN

  7. Rochester, MN

  8. Nampa, ID

  9. Topeka, KS

  10. Cedar Rapids, IA