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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In New York 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score60
  • Salamanca, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,638
59
  • Jamestown, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,345
64
  • Dunkirk, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,186
67
  • Olean, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,991
67
  • Medina, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,885
48
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,180
  • When I lived in Niagara Falls NY city, the sights and sounds of the city is what made me love it so much while I lived there. Although, now I live somewhere else, if I had the opportunity, I would
63
  • Elmira, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,583
  • Elmira, NY used to be a good place to live. Currently, it is full of scummy people and I would not recommend it to anyone. Most residents are drunks or drug addicts. The schools are awful. No shopping at
68
  • Bath, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,674
57
  • Buffalo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 258,989
  • Buffalo has a decent night life as far as bars and attractions go, but not really different than any other medium sized city. It has plenty of options for food, but a lot of times it's over priced and
57
  • Fulton, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,622
71
  • Hornell, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,400
67
  • Lackawanna, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,992
69
  • Waterloo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,184
64
  • Southport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,950
66
  • Ilion, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,986
61
  • Binghamton, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,277
  • Students who come for college may like the town because it is cheap and they can hang with their high school buddies. But this is a horrible city. When the defense industry pulled funding in the 1990s,
66
  • Albion, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,802
67
  • South Lockport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,680
70
  • Lockport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,722
  • Thris used to be a good place to live but not know the jobs,are bad mosty part time so they dont have to pay benfients rent is going up on old outdate house apts that are been around for 100 years
69
  • Johnson City, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,835
67
  • Endicott, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,073
73
  • Geneva, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,136
60
  • Syracuse, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,350
  • Syracuse is the worst place I have ever lived. There is absolutely nothing to do here, they have lame festivals and those are just a waste of time and these people litter everywhere. You will literally
73
  • Tonawanda city, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,991
61
  • Seneca Falls, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
65
  • Auburn, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,101
62
  • Cortland, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,018
64
  • Norwich, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,979
67
  • Herkimer, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,294
  • Herkimer is a quiet, small village where everyone knows everybody. Perhaps the best part of living in Herkimer is the fact that everything is walking distance, which is advantageous if you don't drive.
60
  • Utica, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,337
  • Utica is a basic, calm, simple, family-oriented city with moderate nightlife. First, here are some highlights of the city. The Boilermaker 15K Road Race, which occurs every summer in July, is Utica's
51
  • Newark, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,068
55
  • Rochester, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 210,291
  • In rochester my, the government practically broke has resorted to installing right on red traffic cams. These cans can sometimes be rigged as well as in accurate but the city of rochester continues to
66
  • Oswego, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,880
  • Oswego is mostly a college town with plenty of nightlife. Oswego sits on Lake Ontario and there are plenty of docks for boaters. There are a lot of bars and many have live music. Oswego has many scenic
73
  • Solvay, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,455
58
  • Gloversville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,158
71
  • Corning, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,978
70
  • North Tonawanda, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,935
  • It's an old suburb with some history but it offers no attractions year round. There's only a few canal concerts in the direct area in the summer and the seaway trail is technically in Tonawanda, not
70
  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,673
  • I visited Cheektowaga in New York in 2008 because my long-distance boyfriend was a citizen of the town. At first the town seemed uneventful, but overtime I realized the beauty found within its borders.
63
  • Rome, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,673
  • When I rolled into Rome for a new job on a slushy cold January day my first thoughts were "I'm am not staying here". In April I bought a home, because I realized I like the town. It meets my criteria
58
  • Monticello, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,577
63
  • Mattydale, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,555
60
  • Batavia, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,012
71
  • Kenmore, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,303
69
  • Depew, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,325
61
  • Hamlin, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,884
73
  • Horseheads, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,608
71
  • Lancaster, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,220
65
  • Amsterdam, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,063
59
  • Oneida, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,186
71
  • Baldwinsville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,461

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

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