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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Connecticut 2020

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  • Willimantic, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,339
  • As a former Military family, we have lived all across this great United States and abroad. I know my commanding officer still cannot believe that I ended up in a small town like Willimantic, but I always…[read more]
59
  • Putnam, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,129
62
  • Winsted, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
67
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,044
55
  • New Britain, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,876
  • I've lived in NB for 8 years but after 8 years of suffering the lack of police presence,the worst snow removal process, garbage management "debris all over the streets and sidewalks and finally "sky…[read more]
44
  • Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 124,320
  • Hartford is a really crummy place to live sure at one point this was one of the best places to live but currently it's still crummy crime, income levels, and unemployment and bad schools are all in the…[read more]
73
  • Torrington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,227
  • Living in the city of Torrington is a nice place to live for it has low crime rates, a lot of local amenities, and sunny weather. Torrington has a lot of close ranged amenities such as: grocery stores,…[read more]
51
  • Waterbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,211
  • Waterbury is broken down into sections. While some areas you sould avoid at any cost there are several areas that have what I will describe as small town charm. I live in the Bunker Hill section of town…[read more]
62
  • Rockville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,178
64
  • East Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,834
  • As a lifelong resident of East Hartford, CT, I'm used to a slower pace of life than you would find in a bustling metropolis such as New York or Los Angeles. That isn't to say East Hartford isn't a one…[read more]
65
  • Norwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,057
  • Even though Norwich, Connecticut is small, it's packed with history and fun things to do, which is why I love it! Norwich has quite a few fun museums, historical sites, and pleasant walks you can take.…[read more]
62
  • Meriden, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,203
  • The company I work for opened a new store in the Chamberlin plaza here and I was nominated to go for the opening to oversee. I was excited about going to Connecticut because I have never been. I stayed…[read more]
72
  • Manchester, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
  • I actually like Manchester. It's definitely a working-class community; however, the city is undergoing some renovations which is really bringing some curb appeal to the downtown area. One of the best…[read more]
74
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
59
  • New London, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,218
  • I love living in New London, Connecticut. It is a quaint city that is situated right on the water. It has typical New England small town charm with all of the benefits of living in a larger city. The…[read more]
71
  • Bristol, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,437
  • Many people might not think to visit a city like Bristol, CT. It's a city that is quiet and doesn't have a reputation as a vacation getaway. It is however an excellent place to visit or live. I had a…[read more]
67
  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
70
  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
75
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,537
  • When I was a kid, my family lived in Windsor Locks, CT for about 14 years, and I've always been a big fan of the town. Although I now live two towns away, I still travel through Windsor Locks regularly. …[read more]
70
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,625
  • Naugatuck is a horrible town to live in is worse than New York City 5 boroughs all together. We moved from Bedford hills NY because life has treated me bad in NY no luck in catching a good job with a…[read more]
57
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 147,022
  • Bridgeport, CT is the largest city in Connecticut yet it is still quite small. I first visited the city on a school field trip years ago and late returned in 2009 with my wife. I was pleasantly surprised…[read more]
82
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
76
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
73
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
67
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
74
  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
80
  • Middletown, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,933
  • Middletown Connecticut is one of those super cute towns that everyone should have the chance to live in at least once in their life. I was afforded the ability to live there for two glorious years. The…[read more]
67
  • West Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,972
  • West Haven was a great place to live and I enjoyed the years I spent there. Quaint and on the small side, West Haven offers a slower pace than some of the larger surrounding areas. The shoreline is…[read more]
52
  • New Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 130,405
  • This city has it's good points that set it far above the normal city attractions such as Yale, the museums, the historical background, beaches, music, clubs/venues, nightlife, restaurants, festivals, and…[read more]
69
  • Derby, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,755
  • Living in Derby is an interesting experience. We are known as the smallest city in the state, and the name is fitting. We have all the amenities that you'd see in a city, but all the community tightness…[read more]
83
  • Newington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,590
  • In the year 2000, I moved back to Newington, CT after living in another nearby town for more than a decade. Located in the central section of the state, Newington maintains a real small town charm, while…[read more]
76
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,396
  • If you're looking for a quiet and quaint neighborhood to raise your kids and settle down, living in Wethersfield Connecticut should be high on your list. Crime is very low and there are plenty of shops…[read more]
60
  • Ansonia, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
  • I live in a Connecticut town surrounded by state parks and forests, near the Naugatuck River. There are so many things I love about living in Ansonia, I don't know where to start. The scenery here is…[read more]
70
  • East Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,015
  • I absolutely love living in East Haven! I live in a condo in the section of Momauguin in East Haven, which is remotely close to the shore. The other sections of East Haven include the Foxon area, which…[read more]
69
  • Storrs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,059
  • I experienced a terrific stay while living in Storrs Connecticut. The city is located in the district of Tolland County. Storrs is close to Portland and West Hartford Connecticut. The quaint college town…[read more]
68
  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
71
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
76
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
  • Taking time off from work to enjoy where you live is a must, and this fact is definitely true living in Wallingford Center. No matter your background, demographic, or lifestyle choice, you will find a…[read more]
81
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
61
  • Stratford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,300
  • This town is terrible. People who reside in this town are very rude and crazy. One of the bad thing about this town is, it has a very bad weather. It is hot in summer until late fall. In the winter…[read more]
87
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
74
  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
83
  • West Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,187
  • My husband and I took our daughter to West Hartford Connecticut last year to visit the children's museum. When we arrived we were greeted by Conny the whale a sixty foot sperm whale that we were allowed…[read more]
84
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
73
  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
71
  • Danbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 83,890
  • Danbury is one of Connecticut's hidden gems. Once a town and now a bustling city with plenty to do and to see. Not to mention, you can head back and forth from Grand Central from Danbury, taking…[read more]
78
  • North Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,888
  • North Haven, Connecticut is a gorgeous city with beautiful buildings and a lovely scenery. I have been to North Haven numerous times and love going back each and every time. The weather is constantly…[read more]
75
  • Milford city, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,005
  • My favorite thing to do in Milford, CT is taking my family to the beach. The best areas in Milford are Long Island Sound and Walnut beaches because they offer the perfect scenery for sightseers like…[read more]
75
  • Shelton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,979
  • All in all, Shelton, CT, isn't that bad of a place to live. It is a town with a population of around 40,000, and like any town of that size it will have its ups and downs. I lived here for several years…[read more]

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

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