Over the last decade, we’ve seen cities between the coasts risein popularity. Technology, music, film and many other industriesare moving outside of New York and Los Angeles, which means peoplearen’t just fleeing to the coasts to be in the center of itall.

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But while alternative cities rise in popularity, so do theircosts of living.

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This is important as more millennials gravitate to to mid-sizecities and bring with them thousands of dollars in student loandebt. Costs of living prices are important when deciding where tolive, especially when one already has a massive monthly studentloan payment on the table.

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For those looking for the next hot spot, it’s worth knowing theprice of better opportunities and more culture before taking theplunge.

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GOBankingRates completed a study which looks atthe American cities with the largest increase in cost of livingexpenses from 2016 to 2017. The expenses included in the rankingare rent, utilities, transportation, and health care.

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The study outlines the increase in how much money it takes tolive comfortably in that particular city (paying all bills whilealso having discretionary spending and savings) as well as itsincrease in the cost of living index, a point scale out of 100.

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Click through to see the list of cities with the fastest growingliving costs.

10. New Orleans

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Live comfortably amount increase: $1,221

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Cost of living index increase: 2.15 points

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Want to live easy in the Big Easy? With single-family homeprices going up nearly 18 percent over the last two years, it nowcosts over $62,000 to make a home in New Orleans. Because of this,many in the city are stuck leasing less-than-great rentals andshoveling out a big portion of their paychecks to rent andutilities.

9. Indianapolis

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Live comfortably amount increase: $1,111

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Cost of living index increase: 2.58 points

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2016 was a great year for Indianapolis’ tech industry, and thecost of living in this city reflects as much. A better economy andan increase in home prices brings up the general cost of livinghere, but it’s still incredibly affordable, costing about $47,000to live comfortably.

8. Virginia Beach

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Live comfortably amount increase: $1,720

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Cost of living index increase: 2.65 points

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The problem with the cost of living in Virginia Beach is whathappens in many growing cities: Wages aren’t keeping pace withhousing costs. While the median price for a home in the city hasrisen modestly ($279,000 to $289,000), the salaries for middleclass workers doesn’t match. Lower to middle income employees liketeachers and store clerks are most affected by this change.

7. Philadelphia

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Live comfortably amount increase: $2,590

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Cost of living index increase: 2.78 points

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The City of Brotherly Love is getting more friendly to thoseseeking employment, adding more and more jobs to the economy. Thisgrowth puts the city ahead of New York for the first time in 25years as the city with the fastest job growth. Many of these jobopportunities are in education and health care, which alone had27,000 jobs filled last year. Because of this growth and economicprosperity, home prices in Philly increased $20,000 last year from$155,000 to $174,900.

6. Los Angeles

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Live comfortably amount increase: $1,676

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Cost of living index increase: 2.89 points

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Ah, an oldie but a goodie. L.A. has always been an expensiveplace to settle, but continues to get more out of reach for manypeople. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and UrbanDevelopment (HUD), someone making $50,000 a year in L.A. isconsidered low income. HUD says to live comfortably here, yoursalary needs to be at least $70,000. Home prices are also growingrapidly, another factor in making cost of living here a challengefor many.

5. Jacksonville

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Live comfortably amount increase: $2,095

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Cost of living index increase: 3.36 points

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Home prices in Jacksonville, Florida are climbing, with themedian home price jumping 16 percent over the last two years. Thegood news is the job market is good in Jacksonville, with a lot ofopportunities in tourism, health care, and retail being added.

4. Austin

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Live comfortably amount increase: $1,407

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Cost of living index increase: 3.84 points

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Austin has seen major population growth in the last few years,leading to more traffic and a higher cost of living. While it isslowly costing more to live there, someone can still livecomfortably for less than $55,000 a year.

3. Louisville

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Live comfortably amount increase: $2,066

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Cost of living index increase: 4.49 points

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Owning a home in Louisville, Kentucky is getting more expensive,with the median home price jumping $25,000 last year, up to$149,000. While home prices are rising and the $2,000 increase tolive comfortably, it is not unattainable. A person making $49,000 ayear can live comfortable in Louisville, and still afford a goodBourbon during Derby.

2. Seattle

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Live comfortably amount increase: $3,190

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Cost of living index increase: 7.32 points

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Economic growth in Seattle has blown up in the last few years,meaning home prices and cost of living expenses followed suit. Injust two years, the median home price in Seattle jumped from$475,000 to $630,000. It takes a salary of more than $75,000 tolive comfortably in Seattle, which is the second highest on thislist. It’s causing many young people living in Seattle to considermoving to a cheaper city to maintain their lifestyle.

1. Nashville

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Live comfortably amount increase: $9,135

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Cost of living index increase: 8.61 points

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Nashville is seeing massive growth and an influx of wealth,which is totally transforming the housing market there. From 2015to 2017, the median home price jumped 30 percent, from around$260,000 to $340,000, and it takes a salary of $70,000 to livecomfortably.

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