2016 Counties with the Lowest Cost of Living in America

Explore the counties with the lowest cost of living based on the consumer price index and access to affordable housing (housing-to-income rates). Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census and BLS.

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Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Shannon

    • County in South Dakota
  2. 2

    Winkler

    • County in Texas
  3. 3

    Benson

    • County in North Dakota
  4. 4

    Newton

    • County in Arkansas
  5. 5

    Haskell

    • County in Texas
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    La Salle

    • County in Texas
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    LaSalle

    • County in Louisiana
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:Jena is a small but friendly town. Over the past few months the new mayor has changed our town in a positive way. We've gotten new street signs that are very appealing, we have a new splash pad for the kids at the town park. There's now a walking track that circles all over the town. She takes time to maintain the garbage and has planted flowers along the sidewalks. Jena is slowly getting better and better. There's less drug usage and violence now then there was a fee years ago. I do not see myself moving out of this town for any reason anytime soon.
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  8. 8

    Alfalfa

    • County in Oklahoma
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    Catahoula

    • County in Louisiana
    • 14 reviews
    Niche User:I've lived here most of my life, until I started going to college. I don't have a lot of real-life comparison material. But, I would say this is a pretty in-the-middle town as for as everything is concerned.
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  10. 10

    Gallatin

    • County in Illinois
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    Pocahontas

    • County in Iowa
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    Wyoming

    • County in West Virginia
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:I would choose to live here again because my family is all around me. I can walk to their house whenever I wanted to. The area I live in is very rural. You can look out my window and see deer and squirrels. It's not crowded at all so the kids in the area have big yards that they can play in verses in the middle of the city where they don't have that.
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  13. 13

    Lamar

    • County in Alabama
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    Bienville

    • County in Louisiana
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    Wilkinson

    • County in Mississippi
    • 4 reviews
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    Wirt

    • County in West Virginia
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    McHenry

    • County in North Dakota
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    Jefferson

    • County in Oklahoma
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    Ida

    • County in Iowa
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    Knott

    • County in Kentucky
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    McDowell

    • County in West Virginia
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    Reeves

    • County in Texas
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    Leslie

    • County in Kentucky
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    Ritchie

    • County in West Virginia
    • 1 review
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    Kiowa

    • County in Oklahoma