The cheapest U.S. cities for renters

  • By Andrew DePietro/GOBankingRates

    If you're looking for the cheapest cities to rent a home, you'll need to do some serious research. Not only will you have to look at different types of homes, but you'll need to look at how much it costs to rent in various cities -- and not just the big cities like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.

    Lucky for you, GOBankingRates.com did a lot of the work and compiled a list of the top 20 cheapest cities for renters. In our study, we ranked the 150 most populous U.S. cities based on the median rent of one-bedroom homes, two-bedroom homes and single-family residences sourced from Zillow.

    Whether you're fresh out of college or looking for an affordable city to rent during retirement, here are the 20 cheapest cities to rent in the U.S.