4 US Cities Are In TOP 10 Most Affordable Places For Housing


According to the general rule of thumb among U.S. lenders, people shouldn’t spend more than 28 percent of net income on housing costs. The Bloomberg analyzed data from Numbeo.com, an online statistics database of city and country to see the index of affordability of renting or buying housing.

It shows top 10 most-affordable cities to live, four in US and three more in Canada. Lets know more about each of them.

1. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Source: rotana.net

Population:  6,506,700 (2016)

Area: 694 sq mi (1,798 km²)

The capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is considered one of the hottest cities in the world. English is spoken by most Saudis, in Riyadh as well. Riyadh has the largest all-female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University. Riyadh is a rather conservative city that cares about its traditions that’s why women in Riyadh wear abaya and a headscarf.

2. Houston, US

Source: Jack Witthaus/ thecitywithnolimits.com

Population: 2.303 million (2016)

Area: 667 sq mi (1,625.2 km2)

The most populated city in the state of Texas in the United States. The official nickname of Houston is “Space city”, due to the NASA’s space center named after Lyndon Johnson. There located many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year.

3. Philadelphia, US

Source: Thom Carroll/ Phillyvoice

Population: 1.568 million (2016)

Area: 142.71 sq mi (369.62 km2)

One of the oldest cities in the United States, the fifth largest city in the country and the most populated city of Pennsylvania. With Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell it is one of the most valuable historical places in US.

4. Calgary, Canada

Source: Calgary / Shutterstock

Population: 1.266 million (2014)

Area: 318.75 sq mi (825.56 km2)

Calgary, the cosmopolitan city of Alberta with numerous skyscrapers, known as the center of the oil industry of Canada. Nevertheless, he is still immersed in Western culture, which earned the nickname “Cowtown” in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival, which grew out of former farming exhibitions.

5. Chicago, US

Source: travelandleisure.com

Population: 2.705 million (2016)

Area: 234.14 sq mi (606.42 km2)

Chicago, located on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is one of the largest cities in the US and important business center in the world. Famous for its bold architecture and skyscrapers. The city is also known for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

6. Ottawa, Canada

Source: Ottawa Tourism

Population: 934,243 (2016)

Area: 1,072.9 sq mi (2,778.13 km2)

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, takes the sixth place in the rang. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its center Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.

7. Montreal, Canada

Source: booking.com

Population: 1,704,694 (2016)

Area: 166.60 sq mi (431.50 km2)

Montreal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after the hill Mt. Royal in the center of the city. Montreal usually occupies the highest places in the ranking of the most comfortable cities in the world. The Monocle Magazine called the city “the cultural capital of Canada”. Also UNESCO named Montreal the city of design.

8. Portland, US

Source: webranking.com

Population: 583,776 (2010)

Area: 145 sq mi (376 km2)

Portland is the largest city in Oregon, located on the Columbia and Willamette rivers. With Washington Park and Japanese Garden it is considered one of the most greened cities in the United States. The city is known for a significant number of small breweries and distilleries, as well as a for strong passion for coffee.

9. Basel, Switzerland

Source: journeyaroundtheglobe.com

Population: 175,940 (2017)

Area: 9.23 sq mi (23.91 km2)

Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the country’s borders with France and Germany. Basel is the third largest city in the country. The city has many historical sightseeing attractionі such as medieval old town centers around Marktplatz and red-sandstone Town Hall.

10. Cape Town, South Africa

Source: telegraph.co.uk

Population: 583,776 (2010)

Area: 154.55 sq mi (400.28 km2)

Cape Town is a port city in South Africa, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The city is famous for its harbor and world-famous sights such as Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point. Cape Town is often called one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which is the most visited tourist city in South Africa.

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