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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Michigan 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score48
  • Albion, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,293
57
  • Springfield, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,218
54
  • Jackson, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,165
  • awesome if you like to live in the country and be close to a city. Very quiet and safe :0). I enjoyed being able to leave my windows open at night in the summertime and not worry about my safety. the
70
  • Hillsdale, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,203
56
  • Three Rivers, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,743
66
  • Coldwater, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,834
46
  • Benton Harbor, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,988
54
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,763
  • I moved to Battle Creek in 1990 with my parents. I was 10 years old, and my dad had moved for a new engineering job at a power plant. It was challenging to move to a new city where I didn't know
57
  • Ironwood, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,089
59
  • Eastwood, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,713
67
  • Allegan, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,051
37
  • Highland Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,978
57
  • Dowagiac, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
49
  • Flint, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 98,918
  • Don't go. Bad place. I swear to fu*k. you will die. Don't go. Ignore the fella giving it 4 stars. He's probably a serial
58
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,885
  • kalamazoo is nothing like it was before i can not wait to get out of here. the schools are not like they were before they just want to push your child/children through no matter what. the schools says
43
  • Muskegon Heights, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,792
46
  • Beecher, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,975
66
  • Eaton Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,212
50
  • Saginaw, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,892
  • I live in a beautiful neigjborhood in saginaw township surrounded by very nice homes & new builds. I DO drive my kids to a better school district everyday, but my neighborhood is not the same as inner
44
  • River Rouge, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,609
66
  • Charlotte, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,043
73
  • Marshall, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,046
47
  • Ecorse, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,270
  • Ecorse has been a city with concerns about losing citizens and revitalizing what is already there. Recently our Emergency Financial Manager announced that finally Ecorse has a balanced budget for the
54
  • Hamtramck, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,985
47
  • Buena Vista, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,462
59
  • Menominee, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,378
50
  • Detroit, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 683,443
  • great Dee-troit Pitza, enjoyable night life, there's always something happening. I would really recommend the pitza, there's nothing quite like the Dee-troit Pitza. Move over New Yowk, Dee-trit is the
62
  • Niles, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,379
63
  • Ishpeming, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,509
  • I grew up here and intend to move at some point. Ishpeming has got issues with drugs and property crimes, there's not much to do, the weather is horrendous, and while some people here are nice, about 80%
45
  • Inkster, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,738
66
  • Escanaba, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,455
  • i live here and i do not know how this place got an A in amenites there is none the jobs are none exsited you have it right on the weather for a F SCORE i hate it here and plane to move away in about a
59
  • Center Line, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,313
  • I came to this library to search the internet while here to do business now I live in Lexington KY and the library is the same as here but here if you are a visitor you have to pay a dollar to use the
55
  • Muskegon, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,086
66
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
50
  • Bay City, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,110
  • I lived in Bay City for the first 20 years of my life. There is almost always something to do here, especially in the summertime. The summer is pretty much full of festivities down by the river. The Pig
66
  • St. Louis, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,302
63
  • Westwood, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,604
50
  • Pontiac, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,920
  • As a native Michigander, I know a lot about each city in our great state. I also know that Pontiac is not a very safe city to reside in or visit. I have visited Pontiac multiple times for business
58
  • Alpena, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,213
62
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,941
64
  • Belding, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,766
74
  • Mason, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
53
  • Fair Plain, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,465
67
  • Kingsford, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,086
67
  • Alma, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,222
64
  • Manistee, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,100
61
  • Melvindale, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,437
46
  • Wayne, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,143
65
  • Cadillac, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,380
53
  • Bridgeport, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,551

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

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