2017 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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  • By State
Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Shannon County

    • County in South Dakota
  2. 3

    Benson County

    • County in North Dakota
  3. 5

    Alfalfa County

    • County in Oklahoma
  4. 6

    Gallatin County

    • County in Illinois
  5. 7

    McDowell County

    • County in West Virginia
  6. 8

    Ida County

    • County in Iowa
  7. 9

    Lamar County

    • County in Alabama
  8. 10

    Wirt County

    • County in West Virginia
  9. 11

    Kiowa County

    • County in Oklahoma
  10. 12

    Pembina County

    • County in North Dakota
  11. 14

    Rolette County

    • County in North Dakota
    • 7 reviews
  12. 15

    Calhoun County

    • County in West Virginia
    • 9 reviews
    Niche User:There's barley any crime at all in these areas.
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  13. 16

    McHenry County

    • County in North Dakota
  14. 17

    Newton County

    • County in Arkansas
  15. 18

    Wyoming County

    • County in West Virginia
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:The beautiful scenery of this area is amazing. The mountains speak to your soul. I would definitely choose to live here again, because this is home. These are where my memories are, and I cant imagine my life anywhere else.
    More about Wyoming County
  16. 19

    Allen Parish

    • County in Louisiana
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:It's nice and quiet! The community is tight-knit!
    More about Allen Parish
  17. 20

    Knott County

    • County in Kentucky
  18. 22

    Jefferson County

    • County in Oklahoma
  19. 23

    Woods County

    • County in Oklahoma
  20. 24

    Ward County

    • County in Texas
  21. 25

    Zapata County

    • County in Texas