LOL OP says he doesn't want a high cost of living. Thread fills up with expensive cities.
But the truth is, all cities are gonna have a higher cost of living. Just room with a few cats that you don't hate that don't cockblock, split rent and utilities and it's not as expensive as you might think. Especially food. Foodwise I lived on like $10 a day and stayed fed. Sure the apartments might be a bit small, but in a nice city, you generally go home to sleep or laze about. Depending on your vibe, do NYC or LA. Other cities are nice, but none compare. Better networking, better opportunities, more diversity, better nightlife, more variety, better food, better entertainment.
A lot of other cities are nice to visit, not to live.