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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In South Dakota 2020

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  • 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…[read more]
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,101
  • 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…[read more]
  • 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…[read more]
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,696
  • 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…[read more]
  • 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…[read more]
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,026
  • Uncaring, stand-offish people compared to the south. The people have a great work ethic, and keep up their property well, for the most part, but they just don't care about other people outside of their…[read more]
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,292
  • The city only has one Internet Service Provider (Swiftel) which is partly owned by the city, an apparent conflict of interest. You pay double what you would pay at neighboring states because they force…[read more]
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 167,884
  • I moved to Sioux Falls because of it's famous job market, and although I did find ONE good job that abruptly ended after only a year and half due cutbacks. I would not recommend anyone to move to Sioux…[read more]
  • 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…[read more]
  • Box Elder, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,126
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
  • 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…[read more]
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,674
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,629
  • 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…[read more]

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.