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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Alabama 2020

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  • Hamilton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,784
40
  • Tarrant, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,271
65
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Attalla, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,934
45
  • 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…[read more]
62
  • 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…[read more]
55
  • Midfield, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,260
62
  • 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…[read more]
57
  • 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…[read more]
50
  • Childersburg, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
54
  • 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…[read more]
55
  • Sheffield, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,067
59
  • 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…[read more]
63
  • Russellville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,804
62
  • Roanoke, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,987
63
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Lanett, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
60
  • Tuscumbia, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,506
50
  • 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…[read more]
55
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Boaz, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,639
65
  • Glencoe, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,122
68
  • Opp, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,635
65
  • 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…[read more]
57
  • Valley, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,439
53
  • 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…[read more]
56
  • Demopolis, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,167
56
  • 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…[read more]
55
  • Greenville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,896
  • I have lived here my whole life. There is nothing here but a Robert Trent Jones golf course. It has big city price of living in a Mayberry town. There is only a few factory jobs that don't pay that well.…[read more]
58
  • Forestdale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,679
64
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • Florence, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,938
  • Lived here all of my life. The only glowing thing I can say in regard to this town is simply this: I'm glad that the ratings of others that have contributed here generally reflect my misgivings. My…[read more]
69
  • Andalusia, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,042
66
  • Daleville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,160
63
  • Brewton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,435
74
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Tuskegee, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,050
43
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • Clanton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,730
70
  • Irondale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,388
  • I cannot recommend living in Irondale, AL enough to anyone looking to raise a family in a city with a small-town feel. Our community is wonderful out here. Everyone comes together frequently on the…[read more]
64
  • Leeds, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,701
  • I lived in Leeds, Alabama for six years until I just couldn't take it anymore. Before I moved there, someone told me it was one of the best areas in Alabama to live in. What a lie! If anything, it was…[read more]
72
  • Oxford, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,202
  • Oxford is a city with lots of cultural activities and fun attractions that everyone in your family can take advantage of. The Oxford Performing Arts Center is a beautiful local art gallery where you can…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
53
  • Lincoln, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,429
68
  • Fultondale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,854
66
  • Muscle Shoals, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,585
  • Living in Muscle Shoals makes me believe in magic. Not the fairy tale magic that you see in movies, but more like the magic when a good thing comes together. If you believe in yourself, you can make it…[read more]
62
  • Pinson, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,451
69
  • Jacksonville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,827
  • I love living in Jacksonville, Alabama. I had to relocate here 4 years ago when I accepted a new position and I have fallen in love with this college town. This community has a piece of my heart now and…[read more]
62
  • Oneonta, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,645
56
  • Tallassee, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,657

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.