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Published: Jan 27, 2023 2 min read
Memphis downtown skyline and Wolf Rover and boats and harbor in the foreground
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While renting a house is cheaper than buying one in most of the United States right now, there are a few exceptions.

Of the 50 largest cities in the country, a new report from identifies five where it’s actually cheaper to buy. Here’s the list, along with how much less a typical buyer paid in housing costs for the month of December compared to a typical renter: