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 April 25, 2014  Posted by  Money, National

Which cities in the United States have more cheapskates? If you’re looking at coupon use, the most frugal U.S. city is Orlando, whose residents are twice as likely to print out coupons or save them to store loyalty cards as are residents of the average large city, according to

Orlando took the top spot from Atlanta, which had led the nation in coupon use the previous four years.

“315 billion coupons were issued in the U.S. in 2013, giving consumers more than $510 billion in potential savings,” Jeanette Pavini, household savings expert, said in a news release. “While consumers clamor for savings across the entire country, the Midwest and Southeast dominate the most frugal U.S. cities list, owning more than half of the top 25 slots.”

Ohio ranked as the most frugal state, with Cleveland coming in No. 7, Columbus at No. 13 and Cincinnati at No. 18.

Here are the 25 most frugal cities in the United States. We’ve linked to local On the Cheap sites for those who are interested in more ways to save.

  1. Orlando.
  2. Tampa.
  3. Washington. D.C.
  4. Nashville.
  5. Charlotte.
  6. Atlanta.
  7. Cleveland.
  8. Kansas City.
  9. Denver.
  10. Raleigh.
  11. Indianapolis.
  12. St. Louis.
  13. Columbus.
  14. San Francisco.
  15. Philadelphia.
  16. Virginia Beach.
  17. Phoenix.
  18. Cincinnati.
  19. Dallas.
  20. Boston.
  21. Minneapolis.
  22. Milwaukee.
  23. Chicago.
  24. Pittsburgh.
  25. Providence.

Teresa Mears

Teresa Mears is a website publisher, writer, blogger and editor who was raised to be frugal. In her 35 years as a journalist, she has written for papers ranging in size from the weekly Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times. She was an editor for the Miami Herald for more than 17 years, overseeing coverage of home, real estate, family and other subjects. She has also been a contributor to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and other publications. When she’s not writing about Florida deals, she writes and edits for MSN Money and does the Listed blog for MSN Real Estate. Teresa owns and operates Miami On The CheapFlorida On The CheapFort Lauderdale On The CheapPalm Beach On The CheapOrlando On The Cheap, Florida Keys On the Cheap and Jacksonville On The Cheap, as well as Baltimore on the Cheap and Washington, D.C., on the Cheap.

  3 Responses to “America’s 25 most frugal cities”

  1. would like to learn how to live cheep.

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