When it comes to cheap living, the best places to settle down are mostly south of the Mason-Dixon line. Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas are just a few states making multiple appearances on our list.
But if you're thinking about relocating to one of these cheapest cities to live in, just remember to weigh the pros and cons. A low cost of living is attractive, but the allure lessens if jobs are hard to come by, paychecks are small or the town offers little to do. Plan an extended visit to ensure the city fits your needs.
We compiled our rankings based on the Council for Community and Economic Research's calculations of living expenses in 270 urban areas. Its Cost of Living Index measures prices for housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services such as going to a movie or getting your hair done at a salon.
Read on for our latest list of the cheapest U.S. cities to live in.SEE MORE Millionaires in America 2020: All 50 States Ranked The Cost of Living Index is based on price data collected during the first quarter of 2020. City-level data on populations, household incomes and home values come from the U.S. Census Bureau. Urban area unemployment rates are as of Sept. 30 and are provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.