It seems like the cost of living only gets higher as time passes by. Cost of housing has sky rocketed (especially in cities like New York and San Francisco) with food and transportation costs following suit. Is there a reprieve to the madness? Maybe. Believe it or not, there are cities that still boast of providing an affordable cost of living for its residences. So, if you’re cost of living is getting to be unbearable, take a look at these cheaper alternatives. By using data compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research we bring you 25 Cheapest Cities In The United States. However be warned, though these places are cheap, don’t expect to find high paying jobs in the vicinity. Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas are home to most of these cities so if you don’t mind the Midwest, then this list of the 25 cheapest cities in the United States is for you!
President Jimmy Carter’s hometown has a cost of living that is 11.8 percent below the national average.
One of the fastest growing regions of the state, Smyrna residents pay an average of $830 on monthly house payments. The national average is $1,031.
Cedar City, Utah
Known for its many festivals, like the Utah Summer Games, Cedar City comes with low prices and low relative unemployment at 8.6%.
Living in the home of the blues is 12% less expensive than the national average.
Known as the Gateway to the Ozarks, Springfield homeowners pay less than 20% of their income towards housing costs.