By Lindsey Campbell
June 10, 2015
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It’s no surprise that San Francisco is known as a hub for tech-savvy entrepreneurs, high housing costs, and a booming food scene, but its recent honor might come as a shock—the title of America Most Frugal City, according to’s 2015 list.

Up from number 14 last year, San Francisco beat out Washington, D.C. (No. 2) and Orlando, Florida (No. 3) with a total yearly coupon savings of $56.3 million, despite having the highest household income.

Overall, savvy-shoppers across the nation saved $2 billion on groceries and household items and used a total of 1.6 billion coupons in 2014. See the full list below:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Washington D.C.
3. Orlando, FL
4. Tampa, FL
5. Charlotte, NC
6. Atlanta, GA
7. Nashville, TN
8. Cleveland, OH
9. Denver, CO
10. Virginia Beach, VA
11. Kansas City, MO
12. Raleigh, NC
13. Las Vegas, NV
14. Philadelphia, PA
15. Dallas, TX
16. Indianapolis, IN
17. St. Louis, MO
18. Phoenix, AZ
19. Columbus, OH
20. Boston, MA
21. Cincinnati, OH
22. Providence, RI
23. Milwaukee, WI
24. Chicago, IL
25. Pittsburgh, PA

Lindsey Campbell is the Associate Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lyndzicampbell.