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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Minnesota 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score71
  • Albert Lea, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,775
69
  • Austin, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,841
58
  • International Falls, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,226
58
  • Crookston, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,814
55
  • Virginia, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,594
74
  • Montevideo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,207
67
  • Worthington, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,036
72
  • Thief River Falls, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,726
68
  • Redwood Falls, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,086
68
  • Hibbing, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,230
67
  • Fergus Falls, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,310
  • I lived in Fergus Falls, Minnesota for 16 years. This small town is located in West Central Minnesota, just 25 miles from the border of North Dakota and 175 miles from Minneapolis. Fergus Falls is a
66
  • Marshall, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,616
66
  • Fairmont, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,311
72
  • Waseca, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,267
60
  • Brainerd, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,440
48
  • Bemidji, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,664
72
  • Little Falls, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,682
73
  • New Ulm, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,279
74
  • Stewartville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,062
68
  • Winona, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,372
  • I have lived in this town most of my life. The people are not friendly, the wages are very low, you have to go to La Crosse, WI which is 30 miles away for any kind of shopping, restaurants, nightlife
72
  • Glencoe, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,535
73
  • Litchfield, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,667
77
  • Rochester, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 111,396
  • I have visited Rochester, MN on several occasions to visit the Mayo Clinic. There are many other attractions in Rochester other than some of the worlds best medical facilities. The city is surrounded by
63
  • Willmar, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,641
70
  • Faribault, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,530
76
  • Kasson, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,143
73
  • Owatonna, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,580
76
  • Lake City, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,111
67
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,053
61
  • Cloquet, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,047
  • This city may be cold but it is quite nice and has plenty of things to do. Crime is low and weather in summer is like 70 or so. But winter about
58
  • Waite Park, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,371
64
  • Hutchinson, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,891
62
  • Detroit Lakes, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,060
72
  • Sauk Rapids, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,334
63
  • St. Cloud, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,770
  • If you are looking for a relaxing secluded getaway, St. Cloud, MN is the place for you. I have taken several weekend vacations to St. Cloud for the relaxing atmosphere. It is a rather quaint town that
75
  • East Grand Forks, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,636
66
  • Moorhead, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,321
73
  • Morris, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,343
64
  • Duluth, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,164
  • Having lived in Minneapolis for the last four years, I've spent a lot of time in the city of Duluth. Although many may expect it to be a dying industrial town covered in soot from the processing of iron
74
  • Isanti, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,453
63
  • Cambridge, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,383
61
  • Mankato, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,900
  • I grew up on the East Side of Mankato, if you are looking for schools in the area Loyola and Mankato West are great options. This town is home to some 15,000+ college students from September-May and it
75
  • St. Joseph, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,775
72
  • Alexandria, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,185
71
  • Red Wing, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,484
73
  • St. Peter, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,567
62
  • Brooklyn Center, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,785
  • Brooklyn Center has many places to dine and shop. The atmosphere is quiet and perfect for being outside at anytime of the year. Children feel safe and enjoy the area. Great place for families and
75
  • North Mankato, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,451
76
  • Big Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,393
64
  • Zimmerman, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,330

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

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