#1, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Personal income 2009: $25,841
Cost of living index score: 113.2
Adjusted personal income: $22,834
Monthly apartment rent: $543
Home price: $456,995
Expensive local item*: 16 oz. sack frozen corn, $2.29
*The ACCRA COLI is determined by surveying prices on local goods and services for each metropolitan area. Each “expensive local item” is a local good or service that, in each particular metropolitan area, is relatively expensive compared to the other metropolitan areas on this list. A description of each item and the ACCRA COLI reporting methodology is available