San Francisco might be home to techies with high salaries and the city might also have some of the highest rents in the country, but it is also the most frugal, according to an analysis by

“San Francisco topped last year’s winner, Orlando [Fla.], and snagged the number-one spot – previously number 14 on the list – with more than $56.6 million in savings” from the firm’s Web site, the company stated. The nation’s capital came in at number two, beating out Orlando and Tampa at numbers three and four, respectively.

Jeanette Pavini, savings expert at, said the top 10 frugal cities on the list “collectively saved more than $252 million” on the site, adding that San Francisco was a big surprise because it is “known for wealthy tech entrepreneurs and off-the-chart housing prices. We also saw that San Franciscans were three times more likely to use coupons than residents from other U.S. metros.”

Most Frugal Cities in the U.S.

1. San Francisco

2. Washington

3. Orlando

4. Tampa, Fla.

5. Charlotte, N.C.

6. Atlanta

7. Nashville

8. Cleveland

9. Denver

10. Virginia Beach, Va.

11. Kansas City, Mo.

12. Raleigh, N.C.

13. Las Vegas

14. Philadelphia

15. Dallas

16. Indianapolis

17. St. Louis

18. Phoenix

19. Columbus, Ohio

20. Boston

21. Cincinnati

22. Providence, R.I.

23. Milwaukee

24. Chicago

25. Pittsburgh

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