10 Most Affordable US Cities

Louisville, Kentucky

This riverside city has a population of under 800,000 and is one of the oldest cities located west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is a bustling city at the heart of Indiana. The state-capital city is home to over 800,000 people, many of whom work in health care and the pharmaceutical industries.

Jacksonville, Forida

This large Floridian city is home to more than 880,000 people, but it has a small-town feel. The city's cost of living is about 24% lower than the national average. 

Buffalo, New York

Though New York State cities, like most others, tend to be expensive, Buffalo’s cost of living is 4% lower than the national average.

Athens, Georgia

Athens is a college town and one of the most affordable cities in the US. Many places and activities are either free or very inexpensive,

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is a unique city in Texas with a solid Spanish and Mexican influence. It’s one of the most affordable places in the state, with the cost of living about 12% lower than the national average.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh was hit hard by the decline of heavy industry in the second half of the 20th century. Once a hub for steel production and coal mining, the city watched these industries disappear and leave it bruised and broken.

Tampa, Florida

Tampa is one of Florida's most affordable places, as well as in the entire country. The city is home to about 399,690 people and sits close to Miami on the Gulf Coast.

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha is a Great Plains city that ranks in the list of most affordable cities in the US. Being home to 486,051 inhabitants, it is an important city in the Midwest.

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri, is home to over 508,090 people, and the downtown sits near the meeting point of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers.