Thats the realization I have come to over the last 6 years. I've moved 11 times in 8 years and have lived in different parts of MD,PA, and 2 months outside of Richmond VA. My ssdi is 1600 after medicare. My rent, gas electric, and internet takes half. Power rates here in MD are at least double what they were in Pa with Met-Ed. Car insurance is double what it was in PA but my insurance still thinks I live in PA. Add in rx's, vitamins, gas, food delivery, car insurance, I'm already maxed out. I'm getting by absorbing the excess of my expenses using my credit card(s). This doesn't include therapy, and eating out, which I do alot because I do not have the energy. I know that if I cook and then I'm unable to clean up, then it just snowballs day after day. I think people reading this site can understand where I'm coming from so I wont get into too much. Anyway from using this cost of living site from the state of Missouri http://www.missourieconomy.org/indicators/cost_of_living/index.stm MD is a red state, which indicates very high COL. I thought about moving to OH, since it's the shortest drive from me and is a cheap state. I actually drove there 2 years ago out of anger and found a place, but a friend talked me out of it saying I'd be all alone. Come to find out several months after that I moved away from said friend anyway. I was renting a basement with no kitchen and I couldn't go on like that anymore. My friend just bought a house outside of Cleveland in broadview heights OH. Someone in chat recommend Bloomington IN, and come to find out I was there for a temp IT job years ago. It was a really nice place. The people were really friendly and they call coke, 'pop'. I thought that was neat. Only issue I have with my friend is he wants 500 to rent a room plus half of utilities and half of the internet bill. It's a 2500sq foot house and I know that during the winter the gas bill is going to be 200; I just get that feeling and from reading online. I could stay there temporarily and find something else in the area, or I could just up and go somewhere else. I had even thought about San Antonio at one point, because of the low cost of living and the fact that I consistently see it listed as one of the best cities to live in. My lease runs out end of Dec this year. My car inspection from PA runs out at the same time. I do not want to go through the hassle and expense of changing my car over to MD, and potentially having to pay sales tax on the vehicle as well. I want to move before the end of the year, and I'll ask my landlord for some leniency with the rent if he might let me slide for a month or two since I wont be here. Seeing as how this is move number 12 and the farthest yet, I'm selling everything other than what will fit in my car. Any advice would be appreciated.