Which City Is Best For A Bargain? One In Texas Makes The List!

Forbes magazine, known for their money oriented lists, have initiated a new yearly list and Orlando sits right at the top. In their first ever breakdown of the top 10 cities for bargain shopping, Orlando beat out Nashville, Philly, Chicago and more to take top honors.  But what Texas city is sitting right behind Orlando at the top?

In crowning Orlando the bargain capitol of the nation, Forbes said:

With enough retail space to fill 900 American football fields, it just might take that long. Orlando’s 500 outlet stores, 18 million square feet of gross leasable area of retail space in its major malls, a low consumer price index (97.8) and a low combined tax rate of 6.5%, Disney’s hometown is the No. 1 city on our first ever list of the Best Cities For Bargain Shopping.

Take a look at the countdown of the top 10 along with the statistical data that helped the cities achieve their place on the list.

#10: New Orleans, Louisiana

25+ factory outlet stores

8 Walmarts

5,624,044 sq. feet of retail space

4% combined sales tax

#9: Nashville, Tennessee

94+ factory outlet stores

8 Walmarts

10,250,761 sq. feet of retail space

Price Index: 88.9

#8: Cincinnati, Ohio

35+ factory outlet stores

4 Walmarts

6.5% combined sales tax

Price Index: 93.8

#7: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

80+ factory outlet stores

8 Walmarts

20,650,920 sq. feet of retail space

8% combined sales tax

#6: Chicago, Illinois

110+ factory outlet stores

16,078,737 sq. feet of retail space

6.25% combined sales tax

Price Index: 116.9

#5: Baltimore, Maryland

80+ factory outlet stores

8 Walmarts

12,714,935 sq. feet of retail space

6% combined sales tax

#4: Las Vegas, Nevada

225+ factory outlet stores

19 Walmarts

27,656,538 sq. feet of retail space

Price Index: 101.9

#3: Phoenix, Arizona

56+ factory outlet stores

6 Walmarts

39,976,120 sq. feet of retail space

Price Index: 100.7

#2: Austin, Texas

108+ factory outlet stores

7 Walmarts

18,608,059 sq. feet of retail space

Price Index: 95.5

#1: Orlando, Florida

300+ factory outlet stores

12 Walmarts

6.5% combined sales tax

Price Index: 97.8

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