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

If you want to stretch your dollar further, why not consider some of the cheapest states to live in the U.S.?

A cost of living index number less than 100 means that a state is less expensive than average, and over 100 means it is more expensive than average.

How to Compare Cost of Living Between States

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.

1. Mississippi

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

2. Kansas

Sitting just to the east of Mississippi, Alabama comes in third in the overall cost of living, 12% under the national average.

3. Alabama

 With affordable housing and a diverse economic landscape, The Sooner State offers many opportunities.

4. Oklahoma

Home prices in Georgia are significantly higher than some of the other states on the list, thanks to a large majority of its residents residing in more urban areas.

5. Georgia

Tennessee, another southeastern state, is the sixth most affordable state to live in the U.S. Boasting several well-known cities such as Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

6. Tennessee

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