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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Mississippi 2018

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  • Aberdeen, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,427
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  • Louisville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,373
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  • 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
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  • 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
64
  • Ripley, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,336
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  • Columbia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
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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
71
  • 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
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  • Pontotoc, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
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  • Booneville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,764
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  • 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
53
  • Holly Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,591
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  • Amory, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,110
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kosciusko, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,208
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  • Forest, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,700
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  • New Albany, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,589
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
66
  • 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
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;
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  • Greenville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,612
  • Greenville is a very cheap place to live and for good cause. I lived here briefly but moved after a year. Jackson is the closest city and is more than two hours away, so, for the most part, you're a
66
  • Philadelphia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399
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  • Jackson, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 172,039
  • The entire state sucks, including Jackson. I used to live there. Long history of poverty, violence, racism, and corruption in government. The schools are terrible and you'll develop an accent nobody
67
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • This place is straight out of a Dukes of Hazard episode, complete with Boss Hogg, Sheriff Rasco Coltrane, racist cops, conspiring lawyers, and a highly questionable court system. You know you see those
67
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
63
  • 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
61
  • 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
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  • Batesville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
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  • Senatobia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,969
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  • West Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Richland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
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  • 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.
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  • St. Martin, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
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  • Waveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • D'Iberville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,829
  • I enjoy living in D'Iberville, MS because it's on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The town is located north of Biloxi on what is called Back Bay. The bay is an inlet of water from the Gulf Of
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  • Byram, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,610
  • Living in Byram, MS has been incredible. Over the past decade, I have enjoyed serenity which has not only enhanced my cognitive ability but also my social skills. Byram, MS is a city that accommodates
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  • 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

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.