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

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5. Jonesboro, AR
> BEA cost of living: 18.2% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $5,517
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $662
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $673
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.4%
> Poverty rate: 17.6%

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4. Rome, GA
> BEA cost of living: 18.9% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $5,764
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $691
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $693
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.2%
> Poverty rate: 12.7%

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3. Valdosta, GA
> BEA cost of living: 19.1% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,304
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $709
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $753
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 22.9%
> Poverty rate: 22.6%

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2. Danville, IL
> BEA cost of living: 19.6% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $6,667
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $741
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $648
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 14.0%
> Poverty rate: 20.9%

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1. Morristown, TN
> BEA cost of living: 20.5% less expensive than national average
> Monthly living costs, family of 4: $5,701
> Monthly housing costs, family of 4: $677
> Monthly food costs, family of 4: $776
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 17.1%
> Poverty rate: 17.6%