The 10 Cheapest States to Live In the U.S. in 2022

The cost of living index measures how expensive it is to live in one state relative to another. The average cost of living across the entire United States is set at 100.

Here is the list of the top ten cheapest states to live in the United States.

1. Mississippi Mississippi is overall the most affordable state to live in the U.S., with a cost of living index of just 83.3, 17% cheaper than the average state.

2. Kansas With a population of just under 3 million, Kansas offers affordable living, coming in 13.5% cheaper than the national average.

3. Alabama Alabama boasts a diverse economy with aerospace, education, health care, manufacturing, and more employers.

4. Oklahoma Oklahoma comes in as the 4th cheapest state to live in, just behind Alabama. With affordable housing and a diverse economic landscape,

5. Georgia The Atlanta metropolitan area is the 9th most populous in the United States, with more than six million residents.

6. Tennessee Tennessee, another southeastern state, is the sixth most affordable state to live in the U.S.

7. Missouri Missouri is in the Midwestern region of the U.S., and it comes in at number seven on the list of most affordable states to live in.

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