When it comes saving your pennies without giving up any fun, Springfield takes the cake. One of the reasons that a lot of the fun things to do here are inexpensive is that the city is pretty river-centric. There’s fishing, swimming of all sorts (augmented by the existence of their water park Splash), and boating to be had, and much of it you can do for very cheap or even free. Getting a little more mathematical, the city that boasts a proud history and a bright future does indeed look shiny. The cost of food, cost of utilities, and miscellaneous cost of living all rank very highly in the area of affordability.