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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Nebraska 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • McCook, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,618
75
  • Lexington, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,090
  • I think that visiting the city of Lexington, Nebraska is an exciting experience. It is interesting that the population is very different than the rest of Nebraska. Most of the race in this city is of the…[read more]
88
  • Holdrege, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,545
92
  • Hastings, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,983
  • Hastings Nebraska is a great city to live in. This city is a faced paced city life, but in a smaller area. This is an awesome place to stop and raise a family. There are local businesses in the area with…[read more]
76
  • North Platte, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,311
  • We are currently moving from North Platte to the eastern side of the state. In the 11 years I've lived in North Platte, I have never felt part of the community, or felt that the town itself cares for my…[read more]
88
  • York, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,899
78
  • Nebraska City, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,303
80
  • South Sioux City, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,268
  • I really love living in South Sioux City, Nebraska and think it's probably one of the top 10 places to live in the entire country! We have a lot of different activities to do here and several…[read more]
81
  • Schuyler, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,171
81
  • Grand Island, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,895
  • Moving to Grand Island, NE from FL wasn't something that I planned on, but the area is lovely, and I have seen the beauty that NE exhibits. This is a city where you can learn everyone's name, feeling…[read more]
85
  • Plattsmouth, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,476
76
  • Wayne, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
91
  • Norfolk, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,398
  • I've been living in Norfolk Nebraska for 8 years and enjoy the small-town atmosphere and nice friendly folks that I can truly call Good Neighbors. Norfolk is known for its Mini trails that provide…[read more]
78
  • Fremont, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,450
  • I would suggest Fremont Nebraska for a family or retirees but not for young people, singles or couples. There is literally nothing to do here, only one good state park near where people go to camp and…[read more]
92
  • Beatrice, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,358
  • I experienced a splendid stay while living in Beatrice Nebraska. The city is located in Gage County. Beatrice is south of Lincoln Nebraska. The suburb has a formidable education system. Employment in…[read more]
85
  • Alliance, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,469
77
  • Crete, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,089
79
  • Scottsbluff, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,937
  • I am so happy living with my wife and family in Scottsbluff, NE. It is beautiful here. My wife and I are both doctors at a local hospital. There are a lot of great jobs here for medical professionals. We…[read more]
87
  • Blair, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,007
88
  • Ralston, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,334
90
  • Chalco, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
  • Chalco, NE is one of those awesome little places everyone hopes they can live in one day. I myself have been living in Chalco since the mid-1990s and honestly it just keeps getting better and better…[read more]
88
  • Kearney, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,709
77
  • Omaha, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 443,072
  • You get what you get. Like. You live in Nebraska. For the cost of living and the amount of fancy pants companies that are here? People want a big city OR a small town and Omaha isn't really either. No,…[read more]
79
  • Chadron, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,792
89
  • Bellevue, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,993
  • I lived in Bellevue, NE for five years while I attended Bellevue University. We rented a house off of Galvin Road, which is located in the original part of the city. I really enjoyed living in Bellevue.…[read more]
90
  • Columbus, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,668
  • Columbus Nebraska is a One Of A Kind City. This is a pretty city and has a serene feel. Many attractions for all types of people are located in this city. It is a smaller city and a great quiet place to…[read more]
92
  • La Vista, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,064
  • This city has a high cost of living and a reasonable housing market. The price for a home in this community is lower than the national average. I believe the educational system is outstanding and offers…[read more]
88
  • Sidney, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,875
78
  • Gering, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,401
91
  • Seward, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,133
95
  • Papillion, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,520
  • I experienced a fantastic time while living in Papillion Nebraska. The city is an extension of Sarpy County. Papillion Nebraska is close to Omaha and is named after the creek that is in the center of the…[read more]
81
  • Lincoln, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 273,018
  • I retired at age 45 in CA where I was born but escaped to Lincoln 8 yrs ago where the cost of living is half to 1 third that of northern California. Half the crime, noise and pollution too. Great…[read more]
90
  • Gretna, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,047
87
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176

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

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