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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Alabama 2018

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  • Hamilton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,784
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  • Tarrant, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,271
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  • Opp, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,635
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  • Ozark, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,721
  • Its a cesspool of the highest degree. Authorities are incredibly corrupt, inbred and backward. The crime is outrageous for a town of its size. Ozark is located in the southeast corner of AL (an area know
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  • Roanoke, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,987
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  • Bessemer, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,856
  • I find there are some good and bad points about living in Bessemer, Alabama. For a small town, Bessemer is really an industrial suburb of Birmingham. It was part of the old Alabama steel industry and has
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  • Attalla, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,934
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  • Gadsden, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,235
  • I love Alabama! The sense of southern pride that I get from it really makes me happy and gives me a wince of belonging. I have lived in many cities around the state and have enjoyed many experiences
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  • Midfield, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,260
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  • Birmingham, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 212,424
  • I am very grateful for the return of tourists, to our beautiful Birmingham, from the April and September tornadoes that cut a swath through many of our neighborhoods. Birmingham, Alabama is within the
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  • Lanett, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
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  • Andalusia, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,042
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  • Selma, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,650
  • Selma is an historic town with several activities that make for entertaining and educational experiences. You'll also find fun attractions that make Selma a great place to take a family vacation. The
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  • Sheffield, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,067
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  • Fairfield, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,937
  • If you and your family are moving to Fairfield in the near future, here are some attractions you should check out to make living in the city more enjoyable. The Vulcan Park and Museum is nearby, which
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  • Talladega, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,793
  • I am a resident of Talladega, Alabama. While my surroundings do meet my needs, I honestly can’t say a ton of pleasant things about the area. It simply just provides me with the basics to enjoy life, but
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  • Childersburg, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
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  • Daleville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,160
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  • Russellville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,804
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  • Prichard, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,340
  • I mean where can I start? I don't get why I wasted so many good years living here in Prichard for some reason. I know there are times where you need to sacrifice, but jobs, housing prices, and safety? I
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  • Tuskegee, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,050
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  • Sylacauga, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,696
  • Sylacauga is a small town located in Talladega County. It's iconic for its white Marble Bedrock, where many tourists and locals including myself, find it to be quite interesting and historic. The city
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  • Greenville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,896
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  • Valley, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,439
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  • Tuscumbia, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,506
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  • Saks, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,777
  • There are very few places I have ever been to that are as bleak and depressing as Saks, Alabama. It's rare for a town to have absolutely nothing positive about itself but that is the case with Saks. I
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  • Center Point, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,711
  • Sorry, but I can't in good conscience recommend Center Point as a good place to live. Just about the only thing really enjoyable about living in Center Point is the nice weather year round. It is part of
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  • Demopolis, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,167
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  • Tallassee, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,657
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  • Anniston, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,441
  • I will tell you the truth about living here before you even waste your time giving it a visit. I was at a gas station just the other day and heard an old man talking about how bad the crime has gotten in
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  • Fort Payne, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,101
  • Living in Fort Payne, Alabama has been a great experience for me so far. This town is centrally located to many other larger towns including Atlanta and Birmingham, so taking a day trip for some city fun
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  • Hueytown, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,797
  • I've been living in Hueytown Alabama for 8 years and enjoyed the small town feel and the convenience to neighboring Birmingham where there's lots of Metropolitan nightlife, restaurants in various other
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  • Eufaula, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,688
  • The town was alright for us when we were a quiet couple expecting our first child. We had to travel over an hour to do much of anything, but that didn't seem too bad. Now that our kids are school age
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  • Atmore, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,067
  • As a former Atmore resident, I found that living in Atmore, Alabama is quite difficult to say the least. We have a known issue with crime here, and although there is plenty for most people to do, the
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  • Clanton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,730
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  • Decatur, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,419
  • Outside of Huntsville, Alabama, is a little town I call home; Decatur. My family still resides in this small town and when I visit I am overwhelmed with the southern charm the city boasts. While you
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  • Brewton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,435
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  • Forestdale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,679
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  • Boaz, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,639
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  • Glencoe, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,122
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  • Monroeville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,203
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  • Hartselle, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,475
  • I have lived in the city of Hartselle, AL. the southern hospitality everywhere is a great experience. There is little crime here, which is great if you are looking to start a family or being in a safe
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  • Florence, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,938
  • Put simply Alabama is my first home. This is where I grew up and the place where I became a man. As a young man I lives in various different areas in the State and Florence was one of my absolute
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  • Chickasaw, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,955
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  • Jasper, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,137
  • I’ve been living in Jasper, FL for a few years now. This small town is very southern in nature. There are a few great schools and churches nearby. Everyone is friendly and will to give a helping hand. A
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  • Alexander City, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,859
  • Alexander City is filled with fun activities that will make a visit with friends or a family vacation worthwhile. There are attractions that every member of the family will enjoy, which makes it easier
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  • Jackson, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,002
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  • Athens, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,461
  • It's cheap to live here, yup, that's the highlight! Nothing much to do here, including restaurants to eat at or places to shop (Walmart?). Madison and Huntsville are within an hour to do real shopping
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  • Cullman, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,156
  • I can recommend living in Cullman temporarily, but I really can't see living here long-term. Cullman is located between Birmingham and Huntsville, so if you don't mind doing some driving you will find a
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  • Montgomery, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 201,717
  • My home has been in Montgomery, AL for almost three years. I moved from New York, so there is a big difference in the people and the environment. There is a lot more history that you can see in

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

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