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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Arizona 2020

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  • New Kingman-Butler, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,566
  • New Kingman Butler, AZ is a very affordable town with lots of sun and Vitamin D to go around. You can expect it to typically be in the 80s every summer and the winters are mild; the weather will never…[read more]
49
  • Golden Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,404
  • I have lived here off and on for almost 50 years. I have seen the valley go from a few buildings and no niebors for miles to what it is today. Like any other rural community, Golden Valley does have its…[read more]
61
  • Guadalupe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,172
55
  • Chinle, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,420
60
  • Douglas, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,764
  • The town of Douglas, Arizona provides me with the basis, but I would not want to raise a family here. Living in Douglas, Arizona has been okay for me as I do not have children. The local school system…[read more]
66
  • Coolidge, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,073
  • Living in Coolidge, Arizona provides me with a very basic lifestyle. This is a small-town ad the people in the community are great, but there is not a lot here for anyone really to do. I think that this…[read more]
67
  • Bullhead City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,653
  • Very dissappointed! If you are from annother state I.e. California they will take advantage of you and charge you double what they would have charged local…[read more]
49
  • Summit, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,240
58
  • Eloy, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,128
  • Eloy, AZ is a pretty decent place to live. I should know, I've called it home for 14 years now. It is without a doubt one of the best areas in the state because the crime rate is very low which is a rare…[read more]
60
  • South Tucson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,627
77
  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,775
  • I just loved living in Apache Junction, Arizona. As part of the Phoenix metro area, Apache Junction is a community of approximately 38,000 people located just outside of Mesa, Arizona. Like every city in…[read more]
64
  • Flowing Wells, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,601
  • I do not regret living in Flowing Wells AZ, and I take pride in being a resident. It is a city that has so much to offer and consists of a diverse range of parks. These parks offer fishing, hiking and…[read more]
73
  • Kingman, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,586
  • Kingman Arizona is a great place to live, and if you have friends who will be visiting soon, there are lots of attractions you take them to in the city. Here are some of the locations that you can use to…[read more]
68
  • Nogales, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,355
  • I lived in Nogales for a little while but wasn't too impressed with the place. There isn't much to do here when it comes to working or having fun and you'll probably spend a lot of your time being bored…[read more]
59
  • Arizona City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,489
  • I've lived in Arizona City, AZ and it's arguably one of the best places to reside. The city is on the US/Mexican border. It has a beautiful scenery during the sunset, multiple locations for shopping and…[read more]
52
  • Three Points, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,124
73
  • Florence, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,221
  • i been living here for a couple of years now. this city is growing quick and they are building tons of new homes. ill keep my review short. 1.its safe 2.quiet. 3.friendly 4.growing…[read more]
58
  • Tuba City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,221
53
  • Avra Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,606
60
  • Globe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,369
54
  • Bisbee, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,330
  • If you can go somewhere else, anywhere, go there, but don't go to Bisbee. You see good reviews about the town, they are lies. People here are so sadistic that they actually encourage people to come and…[read more]
46
  • Winslow, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,539
  • We stopped by the Sandin' on The Corner park in Winslow Arizona. It's a really cool attraction, but It took about 4 minutes from the time we parked to the time we got harassed by a very drunk guy, and a…[read more]
61
  • Rio Rico, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,589
  • Best decision I made 30 years ago was to move to Rio Rico, AZ. I grew up back east and the winters can be brutal. Now I get to enjoy good winter weather and summers while hot often bring rains to liven…[read more]
69
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,571
  • I stayed with my grandparents in Casa Grande for three years during my college days. The city's close proximity to Tucson and Phoenix offers all residents of Casa Grande an easy access to these twin…[read more]
59
  • Holbrook, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,011
  • I drive though Holbrook twice a year while traveling on Route 66. I love Route 66 and I try to spend at least a few days on it every summer. For the past 15 years Holbrook has been oscillating between…[read more]
64
  • Fort Mohave, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,230
  • In the beautiful Southwestern United States, high temperatures and dry climate conditions are the everyday norms. The rewards of putting up with this type of environment are beautiful sunsets, smaller…[read more]
59
  • Picture Rocks, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,562
58
  • Youngtown, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,563
73
  • San Luis, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,118
  • I was living in San Luis briefly. It is right up against the Mexico border and not too far from Yuma. There's actually a surprising amount of things you can do here in San Luis, and it's an enjoyable…[read more]
75
  • Sun City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,363
  • I love visiting the state of Arizona. Sun City Arizona is a great stop on this visit. This city is the Original Fun city!! It creates a great atmosphere for adult leisure entertainment, but also is home…[read more]
58
  • Somerton, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,866
  • In my opinion, this city does not have, much to offer and there is a low income per capita. It is hard to find work and it difficult to locate housing. I find it hard to survive because the employment…[read more]
62
  • Tucson Estates, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,747
  • I have lived in Tuscon Estates, Arizona for the majority of my life and I can't think of a better place to live! There are plenty of different things to do, people are really friendly, and you can…[read more]
54
  • Page, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,532
60
  • Drexel Heights, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,281
  • Drexel Heights is a small city south of Tuscon. It is affordable to live here but it can be very uneventful. There isn't a lot to do in Drexel Heights unless you like spending time outdoors. Tuscon…[read more]
53
  • Tolleson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,985
71
  • El Mirage, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,937
  • Once you get past the warm summers, living in El Mirage is actually quite enjoyable. It's not too far from Phoenix if you want to hit up a big city from time to time but still has its own unique…[read more]
63
  • Tucson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 527,586
  • High crime and limited opportunities. Terrible summer weather - don't fall for the old "it's a dry heat" argument. The whole town is seasonal because everyone wants to leave by June due to the said "dry…[read more]
67
  • Safford, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,616
  • Today I tried to join a neighborhood watch program but was stopped by a protection order and something a supposed best friend did to me month's ago.Unless your Mormon or know someone don't expect any…[read more]
70
  • Glendale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 239,943
  • I absolutely love Glendale, AZ. The city has such a friendly atmosphere, plus all of the perks of a big city, with a low cost. Moving from The Bay Area in California — Silicon Valley to be exact. I was…[read more]
62
  • Yuma, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,704
  • Ugh. What can I say that is positive? Well, moved here in July 2016 and it has been a tough place to become accustomed to. If you are not working/involved with the military, agriculture, medical or…[read more]
69
  • Cottonwood, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,598
  • I am very thankful and pleased with where I live. There are certainly many places in the U.S. that are safe, many very small towns isolated from natural disasters, nice weather and especially low crime…[read more]
75
  • Mesa, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 470,456
  • My $1,000.00 bike was stolen three feet from my hotel room door at Windemere Hotel & Convention Center, 5750 E Main, Mesa, AZ 85205 on January 1, 2019. The heavy duty security cord was cut. Our car was…[read more]
72
  • Snowflake, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,643
  • Snowflake is a delightful town. Strong influences from the Pioneer West, Old Mexico, Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache. Very strong schools, patriotic, safe at all hours. The community is committed…[read more]
54
  • Catalina, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,465
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  • Valencia West, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,247
  • Just south of Tucson, AZ right off of W. Ajo Hwy, it's a nice and calm small town with tons of sun and hot days. It's easy to get onto I-86 and ride right into Tucson for work. It's also a fairly short…[read more]
63
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,555,324
  • PROS: -People dont realize how spoiled they are here with how awesome the roads and highways system. I just recently went home to Dallas and had to remind myself of how easy it is to get around here.…[read more]
66
  • Wickenburg, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,766
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  • Fortuna Foothills, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,826
  • I experienced a true desert oasis while living in Fortuna Foothills Arizona. It is a thriving desert city, which is a part of Yuma County. The area has really grown over the past 10 years, including new…[read more]
58
  • Lake Montezuma, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,227
  • Access to amenities and commercial entertainment (including dining, night life, and amusement) are all within 15 to 30 minute drives. It's the place for you if you like trails, ancient ruins, national…[read more]
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  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,381
  • I lived in Sierra Vista AZ for one year while I was teaching in Douglas, a nearby town on the Mexican border. Sierra Vista is a desert town of about 45,000 people, and the best part about living there is…[read more]

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

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