En español | When it comes to looking for a place to retire, cost of living often tops the list of considerations. But there's a difference between living cheaply and living well. In narrowing down our list of The 10 Best Places to Live on $100 a Day, we sought out towns and cities that offered not only bargain prices, but also a rich quality of life.
To determine these select places, we began with a theoretical income of $36,500, or $100 a day. After taxes (at 25 percent) that is $27,375, or $2,281 a month. We looked for a median housing cost of $192,000, which means a mortgage of about $719 a month, leaving $1,562 a month for everything else.
We pared a list of 200 cities down to 10 by homing in on things that make life worth living: the arts and culture, colleges, restaurants, community. Here are our top 10.