While everything may be bigger in Texas, that doesn’t mean it has to be more expensive. According to Community of Economic Research’s recent Cost of Living Index survey, if you are looking to live on the cheap, look to the Midwest. The survey shows that the cheapest and most expensive cities to live in, based on factors such as housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services, are very regionally specific. If you want to be close to the coast, you’ll have to pay for it. Here are the cheapest, and most expensive areas to live in:

Least Expensive

1. Harlingen, Texas
2. Wichita Falls, Texas
3. McAllen, Texas
4. Muskogee, Okla.
5. Norman, Okla.
6. Fayetteville, Ark.
7. Memphis, Tenn.
8. Ardmore, Okla.
9. Springfield, Ill.
10. San Marcos, Texas

Most Expensive

1. Manhattan, N.Y.
2. Brooklyn, N.Y.
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
4. San Francisco, Calif.
5. San Jose, Calif.
6. Queens, N.Y.
7. Stamford, Conn.
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Framingham-Natick, Mass.
10. Orange County, Calif.