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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Kentucky 2018

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  • Williamsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,263
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  • Corbin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,306
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  • Monticello, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
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  • Central City, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,895
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  • Middlesborough, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,842
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  • Madisonville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,615
  • I've been living in Madisonville Kentucky for about 11 years and love the small-town charm and the convenience of all of the shopping, recreation, and churches in this beautiful small town community. My
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  • Flatwoods, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,358
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  • Russellville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,998
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  • Henderson, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,870
  • The best thing about Henderson, KY is more than an average town. We have plenty of scenic sites particularly appealing to photographers like myself. I love taking pictures at John James Audubon Park and
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  • Leitchfield, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,850
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  • Campbellsville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,329
  • I suppose in the grand scheme of things there are worse places one could live than Campbellsville, Kentucky. I do have to be honest however and say that Campbellsville is not one of the best areas in
72
  • Lebanon, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,604
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  • Cynthiana, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,376
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  • Westwood, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,215
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  • Owensboro, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,685
  • I have lived in Owensboro, KY for a few years now. While it does have a few drawbacks I love the beautiful parks, the weather and the Fine Arts Museum. This city is on the banks of the Ohio River. I have
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  • Ashland, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,294
  • I lived in Ashland for about fifteen years and I just recently moved. For years, I always enjoyed living in Ashland and I enjoyed the fact that the town is relatively close to both West Virginia and Ohio
67
  • Glasgow, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,338
  • I couldn't ask for a better place to live! Glasgow is a small suburban diverse area located within Barren County. It's favored for its yearly Highland Games Festival. One disadvantage is the job growth
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  • Mayfield, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,078
  • I do not advise any person or business to live or start a business in the city limits of Mayfield, Kentucky. The City of Mayfield's Code Enforcement Department is crazy. Here is just a small sample of
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  • Harrodsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
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  • Shively, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,625
  • Yep! The terrifying Waverly Hills Sanitorium is right here, and it is just about our biggest claim to fame! One of the most haunted locations in the United States, it makes up for the otherwise
67
  • Somerset, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,415
  • If you're looking for one of the best areas in the state of Kentucky to put down roots, Somerset is the place for you. I have been living in Somerset with my family for about 24 years now and I honestly
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  • Franklin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,706
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  • Princeton, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,215
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  • Dayton, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,385
66
  • Covington, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,766
  • Covington has lots of great activities if you want something interesting or entertaining to do on the weekends. You'll find lots of great food in the city as well, which makes being a Covington resident
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  • Maysville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,883
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  • Hazard, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,383
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  • Paris, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,836
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  • London, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,111
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  • Mount Sterling, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,136
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  • Paducah, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,010
  • I lived in Paducah for a little while but left because it had very few opportunities. It is pretty far away from any larger cities and the local job market leaves a lot to be desired. If you're looking
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  • Winchester, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,395
  • Winchester used to be a nice place, but between some very violent crimes that have taken place, a rampant drug problem, the city is run down, and downtown has so many prostitutes. The local government
75
  • Bardstown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,026
  • Moved here in 2002. I wish I had known then what I know now! Rated best small town in America. Are they kidding me? Take my advice, save yourself the headache and stress and don't even consider moving
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  • Lawrenceburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,081
  • My family and I have been living in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky for about 22 years now and even though it may not be an absolutely perfect place, we love it here. The main complaints that I would have would
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  • Radcliff, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,806
  • Coming down to Radcliff for my first job interview back in 2006 left me with many questions. Would I be able to succeed in this small town? Will my credits transfer to the local community college when it
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  • Frankfort, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,598
  • Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky and the beautiful home of many outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, camping, historical museums, bring the kids and enjoy everything Frankfort has to
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  • Oak Grove, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,487
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  • Hopkinsville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,442
  • Ok place to retire or raise a family as long as you stay away from the bad neighborhoods. Very small town, everybody knows everybody. Not the best
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  • Newport, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,321
  • If you're looking for one of the best areas in Kentucky to move to or even to visit steer clear of Newport. I've lived here for many years now and have seen this area go downhill more and more with each
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  • Hillview, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,688
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  • Berea, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,667
  • I love a laid-back atmosphere, which is why Berea, Kentucky is the perfect place of residence for me! It has breath-taking scenery and a relaxed environment. A sense of art and, crafting, and exploration
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  • Richmond, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,583
  • Richmond KY is one of the best places to live if you have kids and want to engage in lots of fun-friendly activities. The city also has lots of historic sites, so there are plenty of options when friends
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  • Shepherdsville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,869
  • My family and I experienced marvelous memories while living in Shepherdsville Kentucky. The city is in Bullitt County Kentucky. Shepherdsville is close to Downtown Louisville and Elizabethtown. The small
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  • Danville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,645
  • One of the best areas in Kentucky to make your home is in Danville. My family has been living in Danville since before I was born and I have loved it here all my life. The crime rate has always been low
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  • Bellevue, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,879
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  • Versailles, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,091
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  • Erlanger, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,565
  • Erlanger, KY was founded in 1880. It was named after a Paris banking family called d'Erlanger. The area is 8.4 square miles. It is a 17 minute drive between Erlanger and Cincinnati, Ohio. One of the
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  • Elsmere, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,488
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  • Bowling Green, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,824
  • When living in Bowling Green I was very amazed by many things there. Every place has its ups and downs but this place has a lot of ups! The attractions in Bowling Green had to be some of the best. One
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  • Nicholasville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,249
  • Nicholasville is a nice, quite country town away from the chaos of city life. It has mostly everything one would need to live a comfortable life. Including popular supmartkrt chains and fast food joints.

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

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