Top 10 most affordable cities for renters

Last Updated Jul 18, 2016 10:52 AM EDT

  • 6. Springfield, Missouri

    Springfield
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    Rent: $681

    Required income: $29,186

    Also known as the "Queen City of the Ozarks," Springfield's many museums and historic sites make it a popular tourist destination. Springfield dropped from the number two spot to number six this year, with a $40 increase in the average rent price.

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