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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Massachusetts 2018

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  • Adams, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,412
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  • North Adams, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,326
  • Living in North Adams, Massachusetts has been a decent experience these last 4 years, but I would not say that this is my forever home. This is a small town and the people are nice, but the town is also
64
  • Pittsfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,632
  • One of the most exciting cities that I have ever lived in has been Pittsfield, MA. This city has everything a person would want in a town. From considerate people to aesthetically pleasing sites, this
63
  • Athol, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,428
56
  • Springfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 153,991
  • I have lived in Springfield, MA for almost 20 years. There seems to always be something new to find that I haven't discovered in the area. The restaurants are amazing, and the shopping centers have a
73
  • Greenfield Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,477
  • Knowing the history of the Atlantic Northeast is now easy feat. Lo and behold, when I moved here, I was immediately served a bowl of Clam Chowder and given a Patriots hoodie. All jokes aside living here
73
  • Chicopee, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,100
  • I have lived in Chicopee for over 25 years now. People tend to stay here for long periods of time due to the quality of life. It's actually a larger city than many people realize, but it still maintains
69
  • Palmer Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,145
  • Palmer, Massachusetts in the place that I have lived almost my entire life and I while this has been my home most of my life. I do think that my time here is coming to an end. The area is pleasant
65
  • Ware, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,771
56
  • Holyoke, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,280
  • I’ve grown up in Holyoke all my life so I may be a bit biased but I actually really love living in this town and honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s the type of small town where everyone
71
  • Gardner, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,334
  • Gardner is one of those small towns that offer a lot of nothing. However, I've lived here for two years and wouldn't leave at all. There are very few large businesses, so it's hard to find a job.
66
  • West Springfield Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,575
  • If you like small-town living, West Springfield is the best place, in my opinion. One of the benefits in living here is access to shops and businesses. There’s a nice mix of variety, and you don’t have
61
  • Fitchburg, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,441
  • I have found living in Fitchburg to be quite pleasant. Typical of New England, our town embodies a familiar Massachusetts tenacity that compelled our residents to save a beloved boulder by blowing it up,
77
  • Easthampton Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,042
  • Easthampton Town is a very welcoming town with friendly neighbors and a lot to offer. I love to hike and ride my bike at the hiking trails in Mt. Tom Reservations. I also like to take the kids to the
74
  • Spencer, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,790
65
  • Webster, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,122
  • Webster, Massachusetts is home to Lake Chaubunagungamaug or more commonly known as Webster Lake. Its name has been cited as the longest name of a place in the United States and is 1,442 acres in size.
76
  • Agawam Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,701
  • First, what I love about Agawam is it small town feel, through at time it can get business. In the winter months, the town is really good about quickly plowing the roads and keeping them cleared.
77
  • Westfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,486
  • I have lived in Westfield, MA and the surrounding areas for a period of time several years ago and have nothing negative to say about Westfield. The city lies less than five miles West of Springfield,
60
  • New Bedford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,988
  • New Bedford, much like the rest of Massachusetts, has a great historical value. I passed through on a school field trip and was quite pleased with the beautiful community, excellent selection of
71
  • Leominster, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,304
  • The city of Leominster in Massachusetts is definitely an appealing place to a lot of people. After having lived there personally in the early 90's I can definitely attest to the local charm of the area.
57
  • Fall River, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,902
  • I don't what what's positive to say about this place. Cheap gas at Cumby's that's about it. Been here a little over a year. Within 2 days of moving into an apartment, the local heroin dealer next door
67
  • Southbridge Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,824
  • This is a nice city to live in because it offers an exceptional quality of living with affordable homes. I am impressed by the trendy coffee shops and fine dining restaurants. This city offers a
78
  • Clinton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
72
  • Taunton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,504
  • I have lived in Taunton, MA for about five years and overall I like this little city a lot. I'm a writer so I like the history that Taunton is proud of, and I have to say the library system is excellent.
72
  • Oxford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,927
77
  • Bliss Corner, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,266
60
  • Worcester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,677
  • Worcester Massachusetts is located just west of Boston. Residents perceive it as the heart of Central New England. Best described as a metropolis with small town warmth, Worcester contains all the beauty
74
  • Northampton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,534
  • Located in western Massachusetts, Northampton is one of the better examples of diversity in America. Everyone is pretty liberal and open-minded, giving the small niche town with a downtown fit for
75
  • Somerset, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,279
  • Overall living in Somerset, MA has been quite enjoyable for me and the family. We take regular trips to the Free-town River State Forest, and the kids love the place. Although there aren't many
75
  • Attleboro, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,121
  • I recently went to the city of Attleboro and parked legally. When I went back to my vehicle I was surprised to find a parking ticket. I got a parking ticket for a none parking violation. Even though my
69
  • Haverhill, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,340
  • The Haverhill, MA is beautiful in the summers and cold in the winters. I lived there for about a year when my job transferred me to the area 2010. For people that are relocating, they will need to get a
73
  • Amherst Center, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,037
  • Situated in the heart of the Five College area, Amherst Center is the perfect blend of small town ambiance and big city culture. My children and I enjoyed living in Amherst Center among so much culture
66
  • South Amherst, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,283
75
  • Middleborough Center, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,415
56
  • Brockton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,813
  • During my time in Brockton, I really enjoyed the time I spent at the Falmouth Ice Arena. It seems to be the most popular thing to do in the city because it was crowded. The crowds did not interfere with
59
  • Lawrence, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 79,337
  • I have lived in Lawrence, MA for about 10 years. This is one of the quietest places I have seen, and it's a beautiful area to raise my children. There are several parks in the city, and I enjoy meeting
73
  • Whitinsville, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,831
68
  • Lowell, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,871
  • I recently traveled to Lowell, MA to attend a concert at the Lowell Auditorium. I had a wonderful time. Lowell Auditorium was a very good place to attend a concert. The location of the auditorium was
74
  • South Yarmouth, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,953
  • I enjoy living in South Yarmouth. It is a beautiful location with a quaint atmosphere, especially in the summer. The beaches are beautiful and tend to attract plenty of tourists. Of course, the tourism
77
  • Methuen Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,043
  • I have lived in Methuen Town, MA for about five years. I moved to the area because of a promotion at work, and I have loved the area ever since. The weather is beautiful, and there are so many things to
72
  • Bridgewater, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,544
77
  • Milford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,701
  • Milford has a variety of activities that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you want to engage in nature-centered attractions or you're looking for a great place to eat, these locations will make your
73
  • West Yarmouth, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,080
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  • Longmeadow, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,837
  • Well, this town is an upscale, beautiful, with charming streets, and a wonderful sense of safety! However, I must say that what you see on the outside is not always is. Some people here seem to think
77
  • Amesbury Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,082
  • Amesbury MA, is such a cute suburban town. My family has lived in the area for the past twenty years. The area has many cul-de-sacs and beautiful yards. It reminds me of how New England would be
71
  • Bellingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,376
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  • North Amherst, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,290
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  • Lynn, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,074
  • During my time in the city of Lynn, I have to say the most fun I had was at Nahant Beach Reservation. The days that I was not laying on the beach I experienced parasailing, windsurfing, and rented a Jet
80
  • Hudson, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,379
  • I've been living in Hudson Maryland for 3 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and nice neighbors that have provided my family and me with a great place to live and build strong friendships
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  • Mansfield Center, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,763

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

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