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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In South Dakota 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • Huron, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,149
  • Huron, my home is located along the magnificent James River in a location that is well steeped. The city has an estimated population of around 12,592 people. My city offers all visitors and its residents
77
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,101
72
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,696
73
  • Yankton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,585
  • Yankton South Dakota is a great location to be in. I love that there is always something going on in this city. The community atmosphere speaks out to be one of the strongest attributes of this city. I
70
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,783
  • Coming from the south, my first winter in Aberdeen was an adjustment. The very cold subzero temperatures were a shock to my system, but since then I have acclimated and don’t find the winters as
69
  • Mitchell, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,610
  • I've been living in Mitchell South Dakota for 8 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and friendly neighbors that provide opportunities for you to develop long-term friendships that last over
75
  • Vermillion, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,778
  • I am proud to say that I live in such a wonderful community as Vermillion, South Dakota. I have been living in Vermillion since I was a young girl, around 13 years old, and I am pushing 50 now. I have
77
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
71
  • Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,959
  • Pierre, South Dakota is located on the East river side of South Dakota and is more than a short drive from the usual attractions that a person thinks of in the South Dakota such as the Black Hills and
67
  • Box Elder, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,126
74
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,026
  • My family has been living in Watertown for the last 12 years and has enjoyed the small-town atmosphere that provides all of the amenities to enjoy as if you were in a larger urban area. Watertown has a
79
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,292
  • Brookings is a nice city to live in if you don't mind living a little far away from another city. I liked living in Brookings, but it didn't have enough opportunities to warrant me living there longer.
67
  • Rapid City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,441
  • While there is much to love about this city as the previous reviewer indicated, being able to afford attractions and the natural beauty is not possible for many of the residents who live here--probably
72
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 167,884
  • I've been here in Sioux Falls for almost a decade and now know better. I'm getting out of this hole of a state due to the absolutely worst environment for anyone to be a good honest productive person.
67
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,629
73
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
72
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,176
  • After living in Spearfish, South Dakota for 9 years now I would love to be able to say that this is one of the best areas in the state to live. That's just not so. I cannot in good conscience give this
82
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,674

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

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