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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Washington 2020

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  • Union Gap, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,125
71
  • Connell, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,414
59
  • Wapato, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
72
  • Grandview, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,098
  • I have lived in this city since I was born. Grandview is a favorite city to reside and raise a family. Presence of work gives me allows me to have enough money to care for my family. It is pleasing to…[read more]
55
  • Toppenish, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,977
65
  • Sunnyside, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,217
  • Sunnyside, WA is a small agricultural-based town located outside of Yakima. There are around 16,000 people living here and most people who are employed either work in the fields, one of the wineries, or…[read more]
67
  • Ephrata, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,980
72
  • Clarkston, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,314
68
  • Othello, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,726
68
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,846
  • Located at the center of our great state of Washington, Moses Lake is one of those little hidden gems you run across when you veer off of the beaten path. Known to many, but experienced by few, taking…[read more]
76
  • Prosser, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,860
72
  • Hoquiam, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,434
58
  • Quincy, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,248
72
  • Pasco, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,567
  • Making up the area referred to as the Tri-Cities in Washington state, Pasco has had a bad rap over the years. With a diverse culture it incorporates a lot of ethnicity into the community and often these…[read more]
64
  • Airway Heights, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,523
  • Airway heights is somewhere to live but not a lot of jobs. The area is 30 minutes from Spokane but overpriced for the dry climate, lack of shopping options, lack of public schools, etc. Its not even…[read more]
67
  • Yakima, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,338
  • Recently bought this trailer, 78 inch version and ran into a few problems, but the biggest complaint is that lack of service or care by Yakima. Here is what I ran into...1) Counter sunk holes for…[read more]
59
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,952
  • Very closed community unless your the right kind of person. Town image and impression is EVERYTHING, as tourist wine dollars are so important. No real diversity, Hispanic and white, that's about it,…[read more]
66
  • Spokane, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 212,078
  • https://archive.org/details/File1_2018 First-hand Documentation of criminal harassment, mob mentality, intimidation, gangland, vandalism, graffiti, littering, burn markings, and a dangerous antisocial…[read more]
64
  • College Place, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,996
66
  • West Clarkston-Highland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,706
81
  • Kennewick, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,975
  • If you are looking for the tallest tower in tri cities you might as well go to the trios southbridge in Kennewick it ks…[read more]
64
  • Aberdeen, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,335
  • I recently moved to Aberdeen from San Diego, what I love about this town are the beautiful homes, walkable neighborhoods, and friendly shopkeepers. There is a great sense of unity in most sectors. New…[read more]
76
  • Spokane Valley, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,322
  • Spokane Valley, WA is only eleven years old. I was working in an office near the Idaho and Washington line in what is now Spokane Valley when the controversial vote for incorporation happened. This city…[read more]
81
  • Town and Country, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,048
66
  • Cheney, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,479
  • Cheney is an idyllic college town in Eastern Washington known for its strong community spirit and a bevy of outdoor recreational activities. I love living in Cheney because of its fun atmosphere and ties…[read more]
57
  • Finley, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,872
71
  • Otis Orchards-East Farms, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,399
83
  • West Richland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,407
  • If you are looking to relocate to south central Washington State, then I highly recommend considering living in West Richland, Washington. West Richland is considered a rural town, but there is so much…[read more]
65
  • Terrace Heights, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,460
66
  • Mead, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,044
68
  • Centralia, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,729
  • Centralia is a small town located about 25 miles south of Washington's Capitol City, Olympia. Living in Centralia is significantly cheaper than living further north in the State's more populated cities.…[read more]
73
  • Ellensburg, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,957
  • As a college student, I loved living in Ellensburg, Washington. This fun university town is ideal for young adults and people starting families. Located just east of the magnificent Cascade Mountain…[read more]
80
  • Richland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,227
  • Wind gust.up to 40, dry No restaurants hardly 7 active nuclear reactors.water contaminated a nuclear stuff. No place to go. Cancer rate high. Awfu. Owels,…[read more]
81
  • Selah, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,599
64
  • Shelton, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,832
65
  • Kelso, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,871
  • Kelso, Washington is one of those interesting little towns along the freeway. You know, the town in which you stop on road trips to stretch your legs, have a good meal, see the sights. And when you live…[read more]
79
  • Country Homes, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,745
65
  • Chehalis, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,340
77
  • Pullman, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,176
69
  • Midland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,730
68
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,257
  • This town is beyond boring, if you are in your late 70's this is the place for you. Nothing to do here but weed and alchohol. You wanna go golf? We got em. You wanna walk in our mile long stretch of…[read more]
64
  • Ocean Shores, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,673
  • This little town jutting out on peninsula with the ocean on one side and the Bay on the other is a magic paradise full of birds, wildlife, an amazing diversity of habitats, old-growth forest trails,…[read more]
65
  • Parkland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,998
  • Parkland, Washington is a great town to live in. Home to Pacific Lutheran University, there's always some college action going on, which was something I always enjoyed. I also loved the fact that there…[read more]
79
  • East Wenatchee, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,589
  • Outdoor enthusiasts will surely appreciate the natural beauty and opportunities in East Wenatchee, Washington. I love living in East Wenatchee because of the plentiful chances to get outside and enjoy…[read more]
71
  • Clarkston Heights-Vineland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,531
58
  • Longview, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,720
  • If you like boring cities, the Longview is the place to be. Aside from the fact that it rains constantly, and that in the summer it is either way too hot and dry or way too hot and humid. The housing…[read more]
71
  • Tanglewilde, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,326
63
  • Port Angeles, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,420
  • Port Angeles is fantastic and disheartening all at the same time.It's true - we have a large and very visible transient population and a drug problem, as well. I'm not sure how it is that Port Angeles…[read more]
69
  • Spanaway, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,834
  • I lived in Spanawag for a few years with my family while my step-father was serving in the army. Everyday we would go outside and ride our bikes through the neighborhood as new construction was taking…[read more]
88
  • Liberty Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,566

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

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