As a United States citizen, it makes zero financial sense to live in the United States.
I sort of knew this a few years ago. On July 3, 2015 I flew out of Chicago in route to Chiang Mai, Thailand and experienced this first hand. I paid $150 USD for rent for a place that had a balcony with a view of the mountians and a large pool in an ideal location in a town that is full of energy and my kind of people. My apartment did not have a kitchen but this was uneeded as 90% of my meals cost me between $1 and $5.70 USD.
It does not matter if you are “stuck” in a job. Or in debt. Attending college. Have a 14 month old child. Or 5 kids of various ages.