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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Indiana 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,543
  • It would be hard for me to imagine a better place to live. West Lafayette is an ideal American city. I delight in the beautiful downtown area where it is so easy to walk around and shop in an array of
79
  • Crawfordsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,996
  • Living in Crawfordsville, Indiana is a historical small town in northern Indiana. It is located not too far from Purdue University, and has a small city within that is historically beautiful. Most that
79
  • Monticello, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,312
  • Monticello's location, on two man made lakes is lovely, scenery-wise. Home prices are inexpensive if you are purchasing (see comment about rental prices below). Nice medical facility. Good locally
77
  • Frankfort, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,447
  • I am currently calling Frankfort, Indiana home and I enjoy this place. It is conveniently located to several larger cities, including Indianapolis. If you can’t find what you need here, then you can
77
  • Logansport, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,924
  • I'm not one to want to go out much, which is probably why I enjoy living in Logansport. There really isn't very much to see or do here. I live in one of the best areas in Logansport, and the houses are
75
  • Peru, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,415
  • I have been a resident of Peru, Indiana for a little over 11 years now. I can tell you that Peru is a nice little town full of some of the best people anywhere. Living in Peru is peaceful, drama-free,
75
  • Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,249
  • I've lived in many places across the country, but for five years I called Lafayette, IN home. I moved to Lafayette, IN because of my job and I'll admit, at first I wasn't happy about it. I knew nobody in
73
  • Kokomo, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,075
  • Not many people know that Kokomo, Indiana got its name from Chief Kokomoco (at least this is what the locals say), but this is just one of the many quirky and fun things that you learn about this town
77
  • Portland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,225
70
  • Connersville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,202
  • Connersville, Indiana is a small quaint town located in Fayette County. I love living in this area, compared to all the other areas nowadays, the cost of living is a breath of fresh air. The median home
71
  • New Castle, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
  • New Castle, Indiana is a small town located an hour or so east of Indianapolis. It is an average small town comparable to the rest of the small towns in the Midwest. There isn't much special about the
73
  • Muncie, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,583
  • Cheap, safety is an 8 out of 10. The local government is abusive and fines a lot. The police have their horrible downs to mediocre. Why I gave Muncie a low score is because of the sexism and ridiculous
72
  • Richmond, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,082
  • For a small city, we have several things to offer in Richmond including museums, the symphony orchestra, parks, and a botanical gardens. We also have a few small indoor entertainment centers that offer
74
  • Rushville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,267
77
  • Vincennes, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,098
  • All scores do not make a sense because people of Vincennes do not have GOOD NIGHT SLEEP. Night train horns trigger cortisol level out of control causing obesity, trigger heart attacks and strokes, cause
74
  • Princeton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,617
  • There is plenty to do here for a small city. Isn't any night life here which I am happy about because it keeps down problems. I love that you can live here with disabilities and not worry about being
76
  • Hartford City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
  • Hartford City is a caring, friendly community looking forward to new people moving in, which is likely because it's one of the safest towns around. People here know how to work hard but also know how to
82
  • Tell City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,313
76
  • Yorktown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,232
  • Yorktown, Indiana is a nice enough place, but it definitely could be better. I've been living in Yorktown for 6 years now, and even though it is a decent place to live and far better than some of the
76
  • Boonville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,186
68
  • Westville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,862
77
  • Huntingburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,414
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  • Rochester, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
60
  • South Bend, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 101,037
  • The review from 2015 is pretty spot on. I can try to give a 2018 update. There have been some improvements but only in blue collar jobs in Elkhart area and other areas. And in healthcare as always.The
71
  • Elwood, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,489
76
  • Linton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,305
75
  • Plymouth, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,012
  • Plymouth, Indiana is a great place to raise a family. All of our neighbors are willing to lend a helping hand and are always planning cook outs and neighborhood gatherings where we just catch up with one
70
  • Evansville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 120,156
  • I was born and raised there and hatedo it finally moved to a much better city. Unless you like drinking there is nothing else to do. There is one mall. The houses are all run down and shabby. Almost
76
  • Mount Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,579
69
  • Anderson, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,342
  • We have been to Anderson, Indiana more times than I could count. We have an aunt that lives there and we love to drive over and spend the weekend. One of our favorite things to do while here is go to the
72
  • Marion, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,698
  • Marion, Indiana is a small city that is welcoming and cozy. I love living in Marion because of its Americana feel and its proximity to nature. The Mississinewa Riverwalk is a beautiful place to take a
75
  • Alexandria, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,060
71
  • Salem, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,214
75
  • La Porte, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,876
  • I went here for my car to get detailed and stayed the night. The weather here is horrible. It was very cold and humid. I live in westville and its nothing like the weather in
60
  • Michigan City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,374
  • I really like living here in Michigan City. It's right on Lake Michigan so there is always a lot to do in the summer. Going out on a boat or visiting the beach with friends is really fun when the weather
73
  • Mishawaka, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,234
  • That would be Mishawaka, Indiana. In 1838 it was named after a Shawnee Chiefs' daughter Mishawaka. During the 1800's iron deposits were discovered and the settlers soon came in droves. Princess Mishawaka
73
  • Wabash, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,414
  • I am living in Wabash, Indiana and have my entire life. This is a tiny town that I live in and there are very few jobs actually here in town. Many of us travel to Kokomo to work in one of the car
77
  • Tipton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
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  • Brazil, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,105
73
  • Huntington, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,340
  • Huntington, Indiana is a small town located just an hour or so southwest of Fort Wayne. It has an average performing public school system that could be improved but isn't entirely bad. The community is
79
  • Decatur, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
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  • Bluffton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,702
72
  • Terre Haute, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,021
  • One of the few places where you can open carry a side arm and not be harassed by the cops. Just make sure your legal first. The liberal agenda is not top priority here. Movie theaters and lots of decent
70
  • Washington, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,941
  • I've been living in Washington for 3 years and have fallen in love with the small-town atmosphere and great weather here in this historical city with lots of cultural monuments from days pass. The school
69
  • Garrett, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,620
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  • Gas City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,983
74
  • North Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,134
  • I live in Country Squire Lakes and love it. North Vernon provides all the amenities I need and have several friends who live in both places. The park in North Vernon is a wonderful place to walk and
77
  • Beech Grove, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,319
  • While there really is not much to do in Beech Grove, Indiana, there are some great surrounding areas including downtown Indianapolis and Fountain Square. The crime and poverty level is very low. On top
66
  • Kendallville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,980
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  • Bedford, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,341
  • I've been living in Bedford for 3 years and my family and I have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and the friendly people in this small town in Indiana. There are lots of shops to choose from however to

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

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