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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In California 2018

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  • Calipatria, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,511
59
  • Blythe, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,675
  • Blythe, CA has so many fascinating things to see and do, whether you're a resident or you're coming for a visit. The Colorado River is a beautiful natural attraction and is a great place to go white
68
  • Twentynine Palms, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,848
  • My son was stationed and living in the city of Twenty-nine Palms, in 2009. During the holidays my family and I went down Cali to visit him on theMilitary base. We traveled to the Marine Corps Air Ground
53
  • Bret Harte, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,315
49
  • Clearlake, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,070
60
  • Holtville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
46
  • Dos Palos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,103
  • first off the average temp in august in not 78 its more like 101 amenities there are non. cost of living is kind of high for such a horrible place you can never judge a town of a web
56
  • Brawley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,776
  • I lived in Brawley briefly and in all honesty, it was a forgettable city that I definitely won't miss living in. It's far inland and due east from San Diego so there isn't much to do there unless you
54
  • August, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,781
51
  • Salton City, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
55
  • Cutler, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,175
42
  • Mendota, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,394
58
  • Firebaugh, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,176
57
  • El Centro, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,699
  • I moved from El Centro, CA to San Diego three years ago and never looked back. This town is well named, because it is in the middle of the desert. We are closer to Arizona than the populated coasts of
51
  • Barstow, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,438
  • Barstow has really gone straight down the tubes. This town once had so much potential. Now it is a section 8, welfare, crime infested pool of poverty. It is very hard to do business in this
53
  • Homeland, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,628
45
  • Mecca, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,863
48
  • California City, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,360
  • If I could give it negative stars I would. Worst place I have ever lived..we moved away as fast as we could, a year was far too long. The highest crime rate I have ever been in, daily break ins,
58
  • Calexico, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,750
  • Calexico, California is a small little city that I've learned to love over the years, Calexico's city limits are on the border of Mexico, about 120 miles from San Diego. Although Calexico is not what you
51
  • Lamont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,439
59
  • Crescent City, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,965
  • Gears towards retirees and the poor. More investment in the poor than in the children. Average pay here doesn’t even allow you to buy a home that fits your family. Unless your already made or going no
45
  • Earlimart, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,677
50
  • Winton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,309
57
  • Woodlake, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
61
  • Corcoran, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,917
  • Corcoran is the worst place to live. This town lives on lies and gossip. People here will literally create lies out of thin air about people they have never met and dont know. Their children are even
51
  • Huron, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,821
44
  • Lemon Hill, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,575
  • I just gotta say that living in Lemon Hill, CA might be great in about 20 years or so. There is absolutely nothing here worth looking at besides land and roads. If you are ever in the area, there is
49
  • West Modesto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,274
60
  • Avenal, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,590
56
  • Lindsay, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,052
48
  • Lucerne Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,263
54
  • Orange Cove, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,566
49
  • Keyes, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,338
59
  • Yreka, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,598
51
  • Garden Acres, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,209
43
  • Arvin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,562
  • I had been living in Arvin California for a while and it is honestly not worth the cost. It is unrealistic to live in a city that has nothing to offer its community. Arvin is definitely not for someone
51
  • Parlier, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,953
58
  • Farmersville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,699
55
  • Joshua Tree, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,943
54
  • Red Bluff, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,065
49
  • East Porterville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,460
53
  • Franklin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,586
55
  • Oildale, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,277
  • If you're planning a trip to Olidale or have just moved to the area and are looking for things to do, you're in luck. This town has lots of beaches that are perfect for a relaxing day, and there are lots
49
  • Orosi, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,711
49
  • Gustine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,684
55
  • Oroville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,884
  • Oroville is a small town with an interesting history. It was established during the Gold Rush. It's a laid-back place that you'll love if you're into outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. We're
51
  • Corning, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,548
58
  • Marysville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,176
55
  • Susanville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,555
  • No transportation services for Black people not in with the police. Even if you're not Black and in with the police, never call "The Bergs" or Mt Lassen transportation services. Actually I'm a Black
50
  • Olivehurst, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,755

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

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