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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Connecticut 2018

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  • Willimantic, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,339
58
  • Waterbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,211
  • This is not a friendly town. Dirty and crime filled. My car was stolen from the local mall the first night we went out. I was told that the only way I was getting it back was if it was pulled over, that
66
  • Winsted, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
62
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,044
62
  • New Britain, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,876
  • I've lived in NB for 8 years but after 8 years of suffering the lack of police presence,the worst snow removal process, garbage management "debris all over the streets and sidewalks and finally "sky
49
  • Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 124,320
  • Hartford Ct is 18 sq miles of urban decay. Once great city is now drug infested and crime ridden. The city government is single party rule and elected a mayor that had a history of being a gang banger.
71
  • Torrington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,227
59
  • Rockville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,178
60
  • East Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,834
  • As a lifelong resident of East Hartford, CT, I'm used to a slower pace of life than you would find in a bustling metropolis such as New York or Los Angeles. That isn't to say East Hartford isn't a one
60
  • Norwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,057
65
  • Meriden, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,203
  • The company I work for opened a new store in the Chamberlin plaza here and I was nominated to go for the opening to oversee. I was excited about going to Connecticut because I have never been. I stayed
66
  • Manchester, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
69
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
48
  • New London, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,218
73
  • Bristol, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,437
  • Many people might not think to visit a city like Bristol, CT. It's a city that is quiet and doesn't have a reputation as a vacation getaway. It is however an excellent place to visit or live. I had a
66
  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
70
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,625
  • Naugatuck is a safe borough to raise a family in. The area is very boring and most people commute to Danbury, New Haven, Milford, Hartford, and Waterbury for attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and
53
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 147,022
  • Bridgeport, CT is the largest city in Connecticut yet it is still quite small. I first visited the city on a school field trip years ago and late returned in 2009 with my wife. I was pleasantly surprised
54
  • Putnam, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,129
63
  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
65
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,537
70
  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
75
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
65
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
67
  • West Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,972
  • West Haven was a great place to live and I enjoyed the years I spent there. Quaint and on the small side, West Haven offers a slower pace than some of the larger surrounding areas. The shoreline is
52
  • New Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 130,405
  • This city has it's good points that set it far above the normal city attractions such as Yale, the museums, the historical background, beaches, music, clubs/venues, nightlife, restaurants, festivals, and
66
  • Derby, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,755
59
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
62
  • Ansonia, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
61
  • East Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,015
74
  • Middletown, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,933
  • Middletown Connecticut is one of those super cute towns that everyone should have the chance to live in at least once in their life. I was afforded the ability to live there for two glorious years. The
72
  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
74
  • Newington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,590
65
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,396
73
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
69
  • Storrs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,059
73
  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
63
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
66
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
71
  • Stratford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,300
  • I have lived in Stratford my entire life and I truly cannot imagine living anywhere else. This quaint, little town is nestled along the coastline of Long Island Sound. The district has a total area of
78
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
70
  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
78
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
71
  • North Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,888
74
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
80
  • West Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,187
  • My husband and I took our daughter to West Hartford Connecticut last year to visit the children's museum. When we arrived we were greeted by Conny the whale a sixty foot sperm whale that we were allowed
72
  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
65
  • Danbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 83,890
  • Danbury is one of those cities that one is lucky to find a few times in one's life time. It is like Astoria in then 1990's, but with a cool vibe that also includes families, hip retirees, artists,
75
  • Milford city, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,005
  • My favorite thing to do in Milford, CT is taking my family to the beach. The best areas in Milford are Long Island Sound and Walnut beaches because they offer the perfect scenery for sightseers like
79
  • Shelton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,979

Finding an affordable place to live in Connecticut is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Connecticut that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Connecticut. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Connecticut.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Connecticut with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Connecticut, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Connecticut, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.