cost of living by state

How do you find the Cost of Living by State?

You don't. Experts say they don't know of a cost of living index for individual states. Even if one existed, it wouldn't be useful to compare cost of living by state, they say. Take New York state as an example. Living in Manhattan is much more expensive than living in upstate New York, so a cost of living index for the entire state would be misleading.

Many people want to know what state has the lowest cost of living. The state with the lowest cost of living can only be determined by analyzing the cost of living for all cities in each state. We have compiled a list of cities by state, so you can easily compare the cost of living state to state.

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Cost of Living in Alabama

Anniston
Auburn
Birmingham
Decatur
Dothan
Florence
Huntsville
Mobile
Montgomery
Opelika
Tuscaloosa

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Cost of Living in Alaska

Anchorage
Fairbanks
Juneau
Kodiak

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Cost of Living in Arizona

Flagstaff
Lake Havasu City
Phoenix
Prescott
Prescott Valley
Sierra Vista
Tucson
Yuma

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Cost of Living in Arkansas

Conway
Fayetteville
Fort Smith
Hot Springs
Jonesboro
Little Rock

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Cost of Living in California

Bakersfield
Fresno
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Oakland
Orange County
Palm Springs
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Stockton

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Cost of Living in Colorado

Colorado Springs
Denver
Fort Collins
Grand Junction
Greeley
Gunnison
Loveland
Pueblo

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Cost of Living in Connecticut

Hartford
New Haven
New London
Stamford

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Cost of Living in Delaware

Dover
Wilmington

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Cost of Living in District of Columbia

Alexandria
Arlington
Washington

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Cost of Living in Florida

Bradenton
Cape Coral
Clearwater
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Fort Walton Beach
Gainesville
Jacksonville
Miami
Orlando
Panama City
Pensacola
Punta Gorda
Sarasota
St. Petersburg
Tampa
Vero Beach
West Palm Beach

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Cost of Living in Georgia

Albany
Americus
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
Douglas
LaGrange
Marietta
Rome
Savannah
Statesboro
Valdosta
Warner Robins

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Cost of Living in Hawaii

Honolulu

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Cost of Living in Idaho

Boise
Idaho Falls
Twin Falls

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Cost of Living in Illinois

Bloomington
Champaign
Chicago
Danville
Decatur
Galesburg
Joliet
Normal
Peoria
Quincy
Rockford
Springfield
Urbana

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Cost of Living in Indiana

Bloomington
Evansville
Fort Wayne
Indianapolis
Lafayette
Muncie
South Bend
Terre Haute

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Cost of Living in Iowa

Ames
Burlington
Cedar Falls
Cedar Rapids
Davenport
Des Moines
Dubuque
Mason City
Waterloo

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Cost of Living in Kansas

Dodge City
Garden City
Hays
Hutchinson
Lawrence
Manhattan
Salina
Topeka
Wichita

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Cost of Living in Kentucky

Bowling Green
Covington
Hopkinsville
Lexington
Louisville
Paducah

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Cost of Living in Louisiana

Alexandria
Baton Rouge
Bossier City
Lafayette
Lake Charles
Monroe
Shreveport
Slidell

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Cost of Living in Maine

Auburn
Bangor
Lewiston
Portland

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Cost of Living in Maryland

Baltimore
Bethesda
Frederick
Gaithersburg

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Cost of Living in Massachusetts

Boston
Fitchburg
Framingham
Leominster
Natick
Pittsfield

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Cost of Living in Michigan

Detroit
Grand Rapids
Holland
Kalamazoo

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Cost of Living in Minnesota

Minneapolis
Rochester
St. Cloud

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Cost of Living in Mississippi

Biloxi
Gulfport
Hattiesburg
Jackson
Meridian
Tupelo

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Cost of Living in Missouri

Columbia
Jefferson City
Joplin
Kansas City
Springfield
St. Louis

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Cost of Living in Montana

Bozeman
Kalispell
Missoula

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Cost of Living in Nebraska

Hastings
Lincoln
Omaha

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Cost of Living in Nevada

Las Vegas
Reno
Sparks

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Cost of Living in New Hampshire

Manchester

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Cost of Living in New Jersey

Elizabeth
Middlesex
Newark
Passaic

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Cost of Living in New Mexico

Albuquerque
Carlsbad
Farmington
Las Cruces
Los Alamos
Rio Rancho

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Cost of Living in New York

Buffalo
Glens Falls
Ithaca
New York
Plattsburgh
Rochester
Syracuse

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Cost of Living in North Carolina

Asheville
Burlington
Chapel Hill
Charlotte
Durham
Fayetteville
Gastonia
Goldsboro
Greenville
Hickory
Jacksonville
Kinston
Lexington
Marion
Raleigh
Rocky Mount
Thomasville
Wilmington

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Cost of Living in North Dakota

Bismarck
Fargo
Grand Forks
Minot

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Cost of Living in Ohio

Akron
Ashland
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Dayton
Findlay
Lima
Mansfield
Norwalk
Warren
Wooster
Youngstown

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Cost of Living in Oklahoma

Ardmore
Broken Arrow
Edmond
Enid
Lawton
McAlester
Muskogee
Norman
Oklahoma City
Ponca City
Stillwater
Tulsa

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Cost of Living in Oregon

Bend
Eugene
Klamath Falls
Portland

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Cost of Living in Pennsylvania

Erie
Johnstown
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Williamsport

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Cost of Living in Rhode Island

Providence

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Cost of Living in South Carolina

Anderson
Camden
Charleston
Columbia
Florence
Greenville
Hilton Head Island
Lancaster
Myrtle Beach
Spartanburg
Sumter
Sioux Falls
Vermillion

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Cost of Living in Tennessee

Chattanooga
Clarksville
Cleveland
Cookeville
Dyersburg
Franklin
Hendersonville
Jackson
Johnson City
Kingsport
Knoxville
Memphis
Morristown
Murfreesboro
Nashville
Smyrna

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Cost of Living in Texas

Abilene
Amarillo
Arlington
Austin
Beaumont
Brownsville
Conroe
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Del Rio
Denison
El Paso
Fort Worth
Harlingen
Houston
Laredo
Longview
Lubbock
Lufkin
McAllen
Midland
Odessa
Palestine
Paris
Plano
Round Rock
San Angelo
San Antonio
San Marcos
Sherman
Temple
Texarkana
Tyler
Victoria
Waco
Weatherford

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Cost of Living in Utah

Cedar City
Logan
Salt Lake City

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Cost of Living in Vermont

Burlington

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Cost of Living in Virginia

Charlottesville
Harrisonburg
Lexington
Martinsville
Richmond
Roanoke
Staunton
Winchester

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Cost of Living in Washington

Bellingham
Kennewick
Olympia
Pasco
Richland
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
Vancouver
Yakima

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Cost of Living in West Virginia

Charleston
Martinsburg
Morgantown

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Cost of Living in Wisconsin

Appleton
Eau Claire
Green Bay
Janesville
Marshfield
Milwaukee
Plover
Sheboygan
Stevens Point
Waukesha
Wausau

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Cost of Living in Wyoming

Cheyenne
Gillette
Laramie

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