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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Kansas 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score62
  • Parsons, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,111
  • There is so much I love about living in Parkins. I am not a big-city type of person so Parsons offers the small-town living and charm that I love. From our quintessential Main Street to the strong
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  • Chanute, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,216
  • First I will say, I don't' know where the numbers were calculated from to come up with the initial index for the cities, but as far as Chanute, Kansas goes, they are Way Off. Chanute is becoming the
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  • Fort Scott, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,852
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  • Concordia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
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  • Independence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,084
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  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
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  • Pittsburg, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,399
  • As a young adult, I loved living in Pittsburg, Kansas! This tight-knit community in southwest rural Kansas is a slice of homegrown Americana. The best part about living in this town are the people who
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  • Atchison, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,798
  • Amenities? very few. There is hardly anywhere to shop, most folks have to drive to St. Joseph to shop. Downtown is a pit, mostly specialty shops. Atchison is isolated, no public transportation in or out
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  • Great Bend, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,741
  • Located in the Central Kansas plains, Great Bend is the epitome of a small Midwestern town. I love living in Great Bend, Kansas because of the unmatched sense of community spirit. This close-knit town
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  • Arkansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,198
  • I absolutely love living in Arkansas City, Kansas and can't imagine calling anyplace else home! I have lived here for the last 15 years and have not regretted a minute of my time spent here. The
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  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
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  • Colby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,460
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  • Abilene, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
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  • Liberal, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,709
  • If you're planning a visit to Liberal soon, you'll have no shortage of fun things to do and see. There are also several activities that are designed for entire families, so you can bring the kids along
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  • Ulysses, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,768
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  • Salina, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,676
  • I lived in Salina, KS for about 3 years. I found a lot of things here to do with my family. I did not have one bad experience while living there for my whole three years. I would eventually love to go
67
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,661
  • I moved to Hutchinson, KS about 10 years ago from the busy city of Charlotte, NC. This was one of the moves that I dreaded making, and I had to force myself to enjoy the city. Now, I see that there is a
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  • Dodge City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,875
  • I had a great experience while living in Dodge City Kansas. The town is widely identified as the cowboy capital of the world. Long ago in 1800, it was known for historical frontiersmen like Bat Masterson
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  • Kansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 149,755
  • I have lived in Kansas City for four years and counting and I love almost everything about it. There is something for everyone from outdoor sculptures and museums to great restaurants and parks. When it
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  • Winfield, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,283
  • I'm living in Winfield Kansas not far from my Southwestern College campus. I like where I live because I can do everything that I need to do right here in one place. I grew up here and actually attended
68
  • Wellington, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,950
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  • Coffeyville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,796
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  • Emporia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,707
  • The best area in Emporia, KS is near the Emporia Country Club off 18th Avenue, which is where I live. There are, however, a lot of lower income neighborhoods here as a significant number of the
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  • El Dorado, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,102
  • Life in El Dorado, Kansas is slow and easy, ideal for growing families and those looking for a quieter pace of life. Located on the banks of the Walnut River, the town is best known for its recreational
70
  • Garden City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,916
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  • Paola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
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  • Leavenworth, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,948
  • I love visiting the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. The city has a small town feel, but this city is not to far from access of the busy city. Simply put, its a great city. The families range from young to
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  • Ottawa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,433
  • Ottawa, Kansas boasts the ideal of mix small-town spirit and urban convenience. Located just 20 minutes from Lawrence and 30 minutes from Kansas City, Ottawa offers a myriad of job opportunities in a
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  • Newton, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,103
  • Newton, Kansas is a sleepy little Kansas town located approximately 30 minutes north of Wichita. I liked living in Newton because it afforded small town charm mixed with the convenience of living near a
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  • Topeka, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,472
  • it is OK to go to collage i live here for over 33 years . apartments are not easy to come by here never rent from south brook on 34th because i really want to leave Topeka now because of them. neighbors
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  • McPherson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,212
  • A sleepy little town in rural Kansas, McPherson is an ideal place to raise a family. I love living in McPherson because of the unparalleled community spirit and the small-town atmosphere. The economy of
65
  • Augusta, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,262
  • When I was transferred to Wichita back in 1985 . After much searching we chose Augusta (15 miles away) to make place our home for the following reasons....Theater downtown and a drive-in Theaterplaces to
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  • Junction City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,016
  • I probably should've done more homework before living in Junction City, KS. It's not bad, just not what I was expecting. I was looking for more of a small town, safe community, and a great place to raise
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  • Haysville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,393
  • Haysville, Kansas is one of the best areas in the state, if not the entire country, whether you're settling in or just stopping in for a visit. It doesn't matter if you've been living in Haysville all
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  • Eudora, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
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  • Hays, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,073
  • I ended up moving to Hays in my 20's when I was appointed as a professor at Fort Hays State University. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock for me as I had been born and raised in New York. Things
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  • Wichita, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 388,033
  • This place is very slow, I swear every time I come it gets a little worse. If your not in like for the physical forever your sitting in a chair forever. I have now been sitting in a chair with no stick
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  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
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  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
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  • Bonner Springs, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
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  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • If you ever find yourself anywhere near Merriam, Kansas the best advice I can give you is to turn around and drive away as quickly as you can in the other direction. It's embarrassing to me to admit that
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  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
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  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
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  • Valley Center, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
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  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
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  • Gardner, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,667
  • I'm living in Gardner, KS, which is located approximately 30 to 45 minutes outside of Kansas City. I feel like I'm living in the perfect blend of small town meets big city. The people here are extremely
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  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
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  • Manhattan, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,909
  • When I moved to Manhattan, Kansas about five years ago, I thought that it would be peaceful and relaxing. While there are some things about the city that are relaxing, there is a lot of hustle and bustle
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  • Bel Aire, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,214
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  • Lansing, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,706
  • The weather is always great for a barbecue living in Lansing Kansas. It is great to be able to hang out and grill with neighbors. The small-town atmosphere and friendly people have shown a lot of love to

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

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