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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Indiana 2020

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  • Portland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,225
69
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Rushville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,267
85
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • 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,…[read more]
71
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Elwood, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,489
76
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • Alexandria, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,060
75
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Rochester, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
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…[read more]
77
  • Tipton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
71
  • Gas City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,983
90
  • Decatur, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
80
  • Bluffton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,702
71
  • Garrett, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,620
72
  • Linton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,305
75
  • Kendallville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,980
72
  • North Manchester, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,346
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…[read more]
77
  • Columbia City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,324
77
  • New Haven, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,677
  • New Haven, Indiana is a suburb of Fort Worth, Indiana. Living in New Haven, Indiana has provided me and my family with everything that we all need. The school system here is amazing. My children attend…[read more]
87
  • Auburn, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,758
  • I have lived in Auburn for a little over 3 years and my family and I have so far enjoyed living in Auburn, Indiana. We relocated back to Auburn from Indianapolis in order to be closer to family and it…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • Brazil, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,105
81
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 260,954
  • I moved to Ft. Wayne as an adult/single parent and have raised my children here. It's a great place to live and it's getting better all the time. There's a lot to see and to do for both adults and kids.…[read more]
68
  • Salem, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,214
82
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
75
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • Tell City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,313
78
  • Boonville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,186
81
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Huntingburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,414
71
  • Beech Grove, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,319
  • Not only just beechgrove but Indianapolis itself so now I got to quit my job and go be homeless because the state of Indiana the BMV the city of Beech Grove didn't tell me that I have to have some type…[read more]
79
  • Angola, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,624
64
  • Shelbyville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,083
  • My family has lived in Shelbyville, Indiana for years. To love Shelbyville means you are most likely someone who loves the peace and quiet of the country. Living in the country definitely has its pros…[read more]
63
  • Evansville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 120,156
  • If you are young and single and not from Evansville or related to someone here, you should not relocate here unless you are moving with close family members, otherwise you will have a hard time…[read more]
73
  • Mount Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,579
  • I have lived in Mt Vernon for 12 years now and it is does have good paying jobs. Other than Jobs not so great. Summers are hot and sweaty, winters are cold and windy. There are a lot of banks, pizza…[read more]
71
  • Westville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,862
72
  • 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…[read more]

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.