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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Indiana 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,543
  • It would be hard for me to imagine a better place to live. West Lafayette is an ideal American city. I delight in the beautiful downtown area where it is so easy to walk around and shop in an array of
76
  • Monticello, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,312
  • Monticello's location, on two man made lakes is lovely, scenery-wise. Home prices are inexpensive if you are purchasing (see comment about rental prices below). Nice medical facility. Good locally
76
  • Crawfordsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,996
75
  • Frankfort, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,447
73
  • Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,249
  • I've lived in many places across the country, but for five years I called Lafayette, IN home. I moved to Lafayette, IN because of my job and I'll admit, at first I wasn't happy about it. I knew nobody in
72
  • Peru, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,415
66
  • Logansport, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,924
65
  • Kokomo, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,075
  • Not many people know that Kokomo, Indiana got its name from Chief Kokomoco (at least this is what the locals say), but this is just one of the many quirky and fun things that you learn about this town
76
  • Portland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,225
63
  • Connersville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,202
61
  • New Castle, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
71
  • Muncie, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,583
  • Cheap, safety is an 8 out of 10. The local government is abusive and fines a lot. The police have their horrible downs to mediocre. Why I gave Muncie a low score is because of the sexism and ridiculous
71
  • Richmond, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,082
73
  • Rushville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,267
74
  • Vincennes, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,098
  • All scores do not make a sense because people of Vincennes do not have GOOD NIGHT SLEEP. Night train horns trigger cortisol level out of control causing obesity, trigger heart attacks and strokes, cause
65
  • Princeton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,617
  • There is plenty to do here for a small city. Isn't any night life here which I am happy about because it keeps down problems. I love that you can live here with disabilities and not worry about being
74
  • Hartford City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
  • Hartford City is a caring, friendly community looking forward to new people moving in, which is likely because it's one of the safest towns around. People here know how to work hard but also know how to
81
  • Tell City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,313
73
  • Yorktown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,232
74
  • Boonville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,186
65
  • Westville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,862
75
  • Huntingburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,414
73
  • Rochester, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
59
  • South Bend, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 101,037
  • The review from 2015 is pretty spot on. I can try to give a 2018 update. There have been some improvements but only in blue collar jobs in Elkhart area and other areas. And in healthcare as always.The
67
  • Elwood, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,489
73
  • Linton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,305
73
  • Plymouth, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,012
69
  • Evansville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 120,156
  • I was born and raised there and hatedo it finally moved to a much better city. Unless you like drinking there is nothing else to do. There is one mall. The houses are all run down and shabby. Almost
73
  • Mount Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,579
61
  • Anderson, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,342
  • We have been to Anderson, Indiana more times than I could count. We have an aunt that lives there and we love to drive over and spend the weekend. One of our favorite things to do while here is go to the
59
  • Marion, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,698
72
  • Alexandria, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,060
74
  • La Porte, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,876
  • I went here for my car to get detailed and stayed the night. The weather here is horrible. It was very cold and humid. I live in westville and its nothing like the weather in
63
  • Salem, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,214
60
  • Michigan City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,374
61
  • Mishawaka, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,234
  • That would be Mishawaka, Indiana. In 1838 it was named after a Shawnee Chiefs' daughter Mishawaka. During the 1800's iron deposits were discovered and the settlers soon came in droves. Princess Mishawaka
72
  • Wabash, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,414
77
  • Tipton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
69
  • Brazil, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,105
68
  • Huntington, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,340
77
  • Decatur, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
74
  • Bluffton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,702
68
  • Terre Haute, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,021
  • One of the few places where you can open carry a side arm and not be harassed by the cops. Just make sure your legal first. The liberal agenda is not top priority here. Movie theaters and lots of decent
69
  • Washington, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,941
68
  • Garrett, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,620
74
  • Gas City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,983
72
  • North Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,134
  • I live in Country Squire Lakes and love it. North Vernon provides all the amenities I need and have several friends who live in both places. The park in North Vernon is a wonderful place to walk and
71
  • Beech Grove, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,319
64
  • Kendallville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,980
69
  • Bedford, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,341

Finding an affordable place to live in Indiana 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 Indiana that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Indiana. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Indiana.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Indiana with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Indiana, 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 Indiana, 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.