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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Pennsylvania 2018

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  • Sharon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,659
  • We're off to see the Winner, the wonderful Winner dress shop....Then what? Sharon is still clinging to it's claims of "World's Largest" everything. Dress shop, shoe store, candy store, chicken wings.
73
  • Greenville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,794
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  • Mount Carmel, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,773
70
  • Shamokin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,202
  • Corrupt Shamokin is falling apart rapidly. The infrastructure is stuck in 1969. most businesses have shuttered operations and the tax base has gone to dogs. The weather in the winter is horrible and they
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  • Johnstown, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,169
  • I loved living in Johnstown PA! I was fortunate enough to experience and see the growth of Johnstown over the last several years. The on-going attraction that is a must do in Johnstown is the Johnstown
50
  • Duquesne, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,534
63
  • Bradford, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,540
62
  • McKeesport, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,529
  • I know that living in McKeesport isn't a walk in the park, but history has told us that cities like London, Dubai, Paris, and New York haven't always been the best places in the world. I know that
68
  • Oil City, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,207
  • I feel oil city is a dirty place. They have many bars and old buildings. It is a crime city but small. Titusville is way
65
  • McKees Rocks, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
69
  • Connellsville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,516
79
  • Turtle Creek, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,292
  • Clean my yard to have the lazy slobs that can't bag up lawn trimming bushes,muck from their yard sewage from under house dumped next to the woods by my apt. Multi rats,mice,racoons,now used syringes snd
72
  • Uniontown, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,094
  • I love living in Uniontown! This is a really great place to live, especially if your are looking for somewhere that has job stability, friendly people and a really good school district. There are a
73
  • Tamaqua, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,901
  • Tamaqua is another declining coal region town. There is Always plenty of arrests in the local paper that involve drugs and alcohol. The Downtown had seen better days and there isn't as much as their
71
  • Warren, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,407
63
  • Clairton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,719
72
  • Beaver Falls, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,735
68
  • Arnold, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,019
63
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,964
  • Wilkes Barre is an incredible potential growing city in Northeast Pennsylvania just two hours west of New York City and two hours north of Philadelphia. Wilkes Barre has drastically changed throughout
67
  • Nanticoke, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,302
  • If you are looking for one of the best areas in Pennsylvania to move to, of course one of the first things you're going to look at is the crime rate. I have been living in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania for
69
  • New Castle, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,500
  • I lived in New Castle, PA until I graduated from college and relocated to South Florida at the age of 24. I thoroughly enjoyed the small town feel and the camaraderie among residents of the city. Living
75
  • Plymouth, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,865
71
  • Aliquippa, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,258
72
  • New Brighton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,911
66
  • Corry, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,467
70
  • Pottsville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,955
  • Pottsville has some historical qualities having yuengling america's oldest brewery. But really it is in the center of a declining area full of pollution and blight. Its one of the better towns in
74
  • Titusville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
  • I just got to say The Titusville roller rink is the best place to go. Nice family fun place. set up perfect. Oil was first drilled in the small town of titusville pa. You can visit the spot where oil was
65
  • Lewistown, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,300
68
  • Franklin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,340
79
  • Vandergrift, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
60
  • York, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,848
  • This mid sized city & its surrounding boroughs have huge potential.The county/township is growing steadily and bringing in some new people from many places around the globe.Those instances can be both
61
  • Ambridge, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,891
65
  • Sugarcreek, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,155
71
  • Erie, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 100,157
  • Lived here way to long. Over 35 years. Ready to move. The humidity is horrible (over 50%) and we are called the Mistake On The Lake and Dreary Erie for a reason. The crime is horrible on the lower East
64
  • Hazleton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,954
  • Hazleton is a quaint city. The Italian culture is what makes it. However, the school system could be better, school board need to get their heads out of the cloud and figure what to do to make Hazleton
62
  • Clearfield, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,058
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  • Punxsutawney, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,883
74
  • Pittston, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,668
64
  • Sunbury, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,705
61
  • Monessen, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,530
56
  • Reading, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,899
  • Few people think of Reading, Pennsylvania as a great travel destination, but if you are looking for a big city feel, without all the big city traffic, clutter, and noise, Reading is right for you.
74
  • Carbondale, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,707
  • Everybody connected to Facebook I been told and they believe any post come on there I have seen a lot judge you by the skin of your color in Carbondale and pretty half the town is Ignore it but other
74
  • Altoona, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,209
  • Altoona is truly a hidden treasure within Central PA. The city is surrounded by the gorgeous Appellation Mountains giving the city a beautiful backdrop. If your a fan of shopping Altoona is the perfect
75
  • Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,289
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  • Berwick, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,276
  • Berwick, Pennsylvania is a sweet, picturesque little town that you would expect to find only in the movies. It's just lovely here, from the natural scenery to the beautifully manicured neighborhoods,
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  • Munhall, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,305
  • Munhall, Pennsylvania is one of those places that you can't help but be content living in. It isn't anything fancy or showy, but day-to-day life here is pleasant, peaceful, drama-free, and enjoyable. I
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  • Jeannette, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,395
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  • Tyrone, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,382
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  • Swissvale, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,893
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  • DuBois, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,637

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

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