Where is the cheapest place to live in southern California?

My fiance and I are tight on money at the moment, but we really need to move into SoCal. We’re only looking for a one bedroom apartment, as it’s only a temporary situation. Where is the cheapest place to be? Any specific quotes?

Cheapest places to live in New York? Or any other cities close by.?

I plan to move to New York sometime later this year for a career opportunity. I am not familiar of NY, so I was wondering if you can tell me of any decent places to live there or close by…Is the rent expensive, food etc?

No sarcastic answers please. Just asking if anyone knows on here. Thanks!