What It Actually Costs to Live in America’s Least Expensive Cities

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15. Dalton, GA
> BEA cost of living: 16.6% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $5,714
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $696
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $691
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 11.8%
> Poverty rate: 18.4%

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14. Cleveland, TN
> BEA cost of living: 16.6% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,257
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $760
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $765
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.4%
> Poverty rate: 13.0%

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13. Gadsden, AL
> BEA cost of living: 16.7% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,119
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $661
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $713
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 15.6%
> Poverty rate: 16.7%

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12. Albany, GA
> BEA cost of living: 16.7% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,279
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $716
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $734
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 18.6%
> Poverty rate: 25.0%

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11. Pine Bluff, AR
> BEA cost of living: 17.1% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $5,678
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $691
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $707
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 16.7%
> Poverty rate: 21.8%