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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Mississippi 2020

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  • Clarksdale, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,994
  • Sometimes when you want to say a lot of good things about a place, you just can't. After living in Clarksdale for most of my life I honestly haven't seen a lot to recommend it. The crime has gotten…[read more]
64
  • Holly Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,591
62
  • Aberdeen, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,427
59
  • West Point, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,042
  • This is a retired town. Mostly elderly and single families live here. There are a few places to see around here. The cost of living is inexpensive. You hear about crime in a few spots that have frequent…[read more]
68
  • Ripley, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,336
63
  • Laurel, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,806
  • Laurel, MS is known as "The City Beautiful." The city was founded in 1882 to support the lumber industry in the area. It also became a good location for farming and cotton textiles. The total area of…[read more]
57
  • Greenville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,612
  • Some nice people here, but this is yet another dying Mississippi town, drowning in poverty, race, crime, stupidity and misery. The entire Mississippi Delta is good farm land but is otherwise a human and…[read more]
75
  • Grenada, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,863
  • I love the small town life in Grenada. If you like living off the beaten path but not too far from it, the way I do, you'll appreciate Grenada. The town is located in central Mississippi on I-55 which…[read more]
69
  • Columbia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
51
  • Yazoo City, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,336
  • Living in Yazoo City, Mississippi provides me with the basics, but that is seriously about it. I would love to say that I enjoy living here, but I honestly just can’t. This place provides me with the…[read more]
66
  • Kosciusko, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,208
73
  • Pontotoc, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
69
  • Booneville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,764
67
  • Cleveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,346
  • I've been living in Cleveland Mississippi for the last 7 years with my family and we have enjoyed the historic culture and the nice and friendly environment here where your neighbors are very helpful and…[read more]
62
  • Forest, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,700
71
  • Amory, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,110
59
  • Columbus, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,833
  • Columbus has really changed. Businesses are closing, but a lot of minimum wage paying restaurants are being added.... crime has increased, break ins are happening so often that when people come to eat or…[read more]
59
  • Indianola, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,047
  • Ever since I was a little girl living in Mississippi was a dream of mine. I was in love with the rich culture, the interesting history, and the diversity of the people who live there. When I grew up and…[read more]
58
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • Previous reviews from a resident who wanted to run a feline hotel in his neighborhood and another complaining because he cannot park in his front yard leave out one thing. Their neighbors. We deserve…[read more]
61
  • Greenwood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,780
  • I love that Greenwood Mississippi encompasses the southern lifestyle that is what Mississippi is all about. This town is a smaller town and the quaint small city life still exists while living here. I…[read more]
65
  • McComb, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,732
  • I love living in McComb, MS. It is a small town that is great to raise a family in. There are lots of friendly people who always make you feel welcome. McComb has a great art scene and lots of cute…[read more]
61
  • Batesville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
  • I should have known that no one in this town would admit to anything. Paid over $400.00 to ride the train. A friend of mine was riding the train two nights before our scheduled ride and her train…[read more]
70
  • Senatobia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,969
71
  • Corinth, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,832
  • I love the history of Corinth and just being surrounded by the downtown cafes and beautiful scenery. We are known to be a family-oriented town that provides a lot of activities for the kids. We don't…[read more]
59
  • Louisville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,373
79
  • New Albany, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,589
57
  • Vicksburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,320
  • Vicksburg, MS is a beautiful town that gave me a rich look on living in the comforting arms of the South. If you do nothing else, you have to fish on the Mississippi River. It's not just good fish;…[read more]
62
  • Meridian, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,094
  • This place is trash. Move away as soon as you can. Don't even move here if you can help it. Crime is awful. Restaurants are awful. Education is…[read more]
67
  • Natchez, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,345
  • Natchez is like an "island" of beauty packed with nature preserves, parks and located near the Mississippi River. We have a good selection of restaurants and coffee houses. The National Historic Park is…[read more]
55
  • Jackson, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 172,039
  • I cannot imagine a worse place to live than Jackson, Mississippi. A city going nowhere but down, obsessed with race and class and with nothing to do but commit crime or keep up with the wealthier…[read more]
63
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,846
  • Living in Hattiesburg, MS for 10 years has been a journey. There are some neighborhoods where I don't like to go, but if I visit the downtown area, I feel like I've stepped back in time. There are older…[read more]
60
  • Brookhaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,418
  • I've been living in Brookhaven Mississippi for the last three years and have enjoyed the small town culture and the unique boutiques and shopping experiences that are part of this old school laid back…[read more]
74
  • Tupelo, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,856
  • I lived in Tupelo for three years in the early 90’s and can honestly say I loved it. A long-time Elvis fan, I enjoyed the fact that Tupelo is the birthplace of the King. The Elvis Presley Center attracts…[read more]
67
  • Philadelphia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399
61
  • Moss Point, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,652
  • Here in the South, we pride ourselves on fantastic weather, friendly folk, amazing landscapes, and tasty cuisine. Moss Point, Missouri is no exception. Living in Moss Point has its ups and downsides like…[read more]
72
  • Southaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,816
  • After living in Florida for the first part of my life, I moved to Southaven when I was 25. The area is completely different as I am accustomed to going to the beach every day and relaxing in the sun.…[read more]
69
  • Pearl, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,344
  • As a former resident of Pearl, Mississippi, I can attest that living in Pearl, Mississippi is an exciting experience. Pearl is a city that provides lively entertainment and tons of shopping…[read more]
67
  • Canton, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,504
  • What's good out in Canton? If you ask most folks around here, they'll tell you it's got to be the cuisine! Out here every BBQ restaurant has their regulars, sometimes its one of those warm summer days…[read more]
65
  • Pascagoula, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,163
  • This city has a very well funded police department. I tell you from the minute we took a look at those shiny cruisers, we knew that living in Pascagoula would be a safe stay. We are not promised long on…[read more]
69
  • Richland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
84
  • Petal, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Petal, Mississippi is quickly becoming THE destination for young families and retirees, looking for a community to call home. With one of the best school systems in the entire state, there is no wonder…[read more]
79
  • Starkville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,011
  • Starkville is a clean city. The air is clean & the seasons are lovely. The people are pleasant and welcoming. It is easy to get around town & there are lots of nice fast food places to eat. Traffic is…[read more]
82
  • West Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
70
  • Picayune, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,732
  • Picayune, Mississippi is a fantastic place to live! We've got plenty of attractions to check out and visit, but the one that we are probably known for the most is the Teddy Bear House Museum! Learn about…[read more]
69
  • St. Martin, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
55
  • Waveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
79
  • Hernando, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,227
  • Here in Hernando we enjoy a quiet, peaceful existence among wonderful neighbors and nature at her loveliest. Living in Hernando gives us access to some great schools where our kids are happy and free to…[read more]
61
  • Gulfport, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,265
  • We have visited Gulfport a number of times & each time we visit, we find something new to experience. The Lynn Meadows Discovery center is designed for younger kids but is so much fun for the whole…[read more]
68
  • Gautier, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,541
  • Living in Gautier gives me the perfect small town charming experience that I have always craved. I like living in a quiet town where everyone knows each other. I come from up north and had to get used to…[read more]
79
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,508
  • Being next door to Memphis, crime has arrived and it is not as safe. My neighborhood has 3 teenagers roaming around during school hours, they stand behind people's bushes to pee, they smoke blunts and…[read more]

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

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