Most single Americans prefer to live alone if they can afford to, but most have trouble balancing the bills. Based on an analysis of millions of rental listings, The website broke down the best and worst cities and states in America for solo renters. Turns out, some places offer a significantly better value than others. The study’s research found that the smallest percentage increase from living with a roommate to living alone was in Bloomington, Indiana with less than a 41% cost difference. The average cost of rent in Indiana is $701 a month, making it one of the more affordable states for singles. Overall, if you’re on a budget, these states may not be for you—New York ($2,2180 a month), D.C. ($2,157), Massachusetts ($1,941), California ($1,878), and Hawaii ($1,615). You can check out the full study at: