Upgrade: 4 great American cities where a Social Security check is easily enough to cover housing costs

Think low rent.

At least if you want to keep more of your Social Security check for things like food and entertainment. Personal finance site GoBankingRates released an analysis on Thursday of cities where the average Social Security check (roughly $1,350 a month) would easily cover the median rent in the town (see the full list of 25 cities, all with rents under $1,000 a month, below).

To create this list, GoBankingRates analyzed the median rents from January 2019 through May 2019 for single-family residences in the 300 largest cities in terms of population in the U.S. MarketWatch highlights four compelling cities on this list that you may want to consider.

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