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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Pennsylvania 2020

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  • Mount Carmel, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,773
63
  • Bradford, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,540
59
  • Connellsville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,516
  • I moved here 5 years ago to help manage a local restaurant and i lived in 3 different areas here. 1st area was North pittsburgh street by far the wort part of connellsville nothing but junkies and wanna…[read more]
64
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Johnstown, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,169
  • As a local business owner, i cant express enough, the sence of hometown pride one has to have to rate their hometown. Born and raised here in Johnstown. We, like alot of towns, have alot of ups and…[read more]
54
  • 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.…[read more]
54
  • Duquesne, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,534
54
  • 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…[read more]
56
  • 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.…[read more]
83
  • Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,289
54
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • Oil City, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,207
  • My girlfriend and I moved here. We were robbed in our apartment in less than 2 weeks. Needless to say we are out over $1400. $720 stolen and $725 gone for a month and a half rent. We are leaving 3 weeks…[read more]
73
  • Warren, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,407
59
  • McKees Rocks, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
70
  • Greenville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,794
66
  • Corry, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,467
82
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • Erie, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 100,157
  • I moved to Erie from Northern Virginia (DC area) about 9 years ago. As a transplant, I’ve come to find Erie has everything I could possibly want! There’s plenty of locally owned restaurants to enjoy,…[read more]
60
  • Clairton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,719
  • This town is deteriorating. The 181 Carnegie St address is a mother-led gang that has charming kids that lay in wait to remove my basement window casing, come in, rob us blind and do almost $25K in…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Beaver Falls, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,735
58
  • Arnold, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,019
68
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Aliquippa, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,258
67
  • Somerset, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,102
81
  • New Brighton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,911
81
  • Titusville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
  • Titusville is home to hundreds of old beautiful Mansions and tons of History. It also has the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville. Titusville pretty safe place to live and it is wonderful in the…[read more]
61
  • Franklin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,340
79
  • Vandergrift, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
72
  • Ambridge, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,891
54
  • Lewistown, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,300
65
  • Sugarcreek, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,155
65
  • Clearfield, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,058
67
  • Punxsutawney, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,883
63
  • Monessen, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,530
71
  • Sunbury, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,705
67
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Lancaster, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,341
  • This is a very boring place to live. Mostly older residents. I recommend staying away unless you enjoy being alone and paying too much…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • 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…[read more]
66
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Jeannette, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,395
  • Horrible people, unfriendly, drugs everywhere, unsafe, no stores, boarded up building, corrupt politicians, roads horrible, worse than 9th ward of NOLA, downtown looks like a war…[read more]
83
  • Swissvale, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,893
81
  • DuBois, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,637
67
  • Plymouth, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,865
55
  • York, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,848
  • I was born and raised in York. York used to be a nice place. All it is now is : a overpriced, crime ridden dump. The cost of living is way to high considering the area. To many people have moved here…[read more]
72
  • Tyrone, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,382
84
  • West Mifflin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,153
  • If you're looking for family-friendly activities in an historic town, West Mifflin has many of the attractions you're looking for. The city is also ideal for hosting friends and family who come to visit.…[read more]

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.