Vermont September 05, 2018
Here Are The 10 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In Vermont
Most of us live on a budget and if you’re trying to get the biggest bang for your buck, where you live has a lot to do with it. When you’re searching for the cheapest places to live there are a few factors to take into consideration. Housing, food, gas, insurance, utilities, and transportation all play a part in the overall cost of living. Looking at the cities with more than 5,000 people and using data from
Homesnacks, the following places are the most affordable spots to live in Vermont.
1. West Brattleboro
With a population of 2,837, West Brattleboro ranked first when it came to inexpensive places to live. Housing costs are 13% lower than the national average. Costs of groceries and transportation are higher than average but what you save in utilities and services makes this town the top dog when it comes to stretching a dollar.
Putney grabbed a second place finish with its lower than average services, healthcare, and utilities. While the housing costs in this Vermont city are 5% higher than the national average, when you compare it to San Francisco which is 2.5% higher than average, living in this city puts you in a good spot.
Hardwick grabs a solid third with its extremely low housing costs of 29% lower than the national average. Services, healthcare, utilities, and groceries came in with score just above average. Transportation costs for this city were a little higher than average.
The fourth cheapest city, Newport, mirrored the statistics from Hardwick. Low housing costs at 25% lower than the national average helped this spot rank high on the list. All of the other factors came in slightly above the national average with transportation and utilities coming in more than 20% higher than the rest of the nation.
Barre is one of the larger cities on this list with a population of 9,044. It's housing costs come in 18% lower than the national average. The most costly things you'll pay for in this spot are utilities and transportation.
Located in Orange County, the town of Randolph snagged the number six spot on the list of cheapest places to live. Housing costs are 16% lower than the rest of the U.S. while services, groceries, and healthcare a slightly above average. You may have to dig into your pockets a bit to afford transportation and utilities, but overall this town is still an affordable place to call home.
With a population of 16,478, Rutland is the largest city on the list. It trends like many of the other spots with 11% lower than the average cost of living. However, groceries, services, and healthcare are just above average, while transportation and utilities are more than 20% above the rest of the nation.
Northfield grabs the number eight spot for its 10% lower than average housing costs. Healthcare, groceries, and services are above average and transportation and utilities are the most costly expenses you'll have in Northfield.
Even though Pittsford's cost of housing is only 3% lower than average and the cost of transportation is 28% higher, this place still makes the top ten list. Services, groceries, and healthcare are just above normal, so you won't break the bank by moving here.
Vergennes just barely made the cut, but its lower than average housing saved the day. You'll pay more than the national average for transportation and utilities but compared to many other cities in the U.S., this place is still downright inexpensive.
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