I will be moving to Milan soon to be working in a school in Fiera.
I have been looking at apartments for myself (single female and not wanting to share accommodation!) and found the following areas with some nice places within my budget.
Marcallo Con Casone
I know a few are about 30-40 minutes out of Milan centre on public transport, but I don't mind the travel, the ones I have looked at and saved are near to train stations so I would be getting about easily. You seem to get so much more for your money further out!
If anyone can advise on these areas or if any to definitely steer clear of, that would be so helpful!