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Subject:  Re: 10 Places to Retire on Social Security Alone Date:  9/8/2011  10:50 AM
Author:  ziggy29 Number:  69569 of 90410

>> I wonder...more than half of these are college towns. Is there something about that that makes living cheap? <<

I was thinking "abundant supply of student labor willing to work for at or near minimum wage."

But college towns really don't tend to be cheap. Relative to the local median income they tend to be rather pricey. Of course, they also tend to have medical facilities, some amount of cultural events and a relatively recession-resistant economy, so there is something to it.

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