Indiana is home to three of the top ten cities in America with the lowest cost of living. Can you guess which cities they are?

It's not a secret that the cost of living is high, and going up. Inflation has caused so much to be more expensive than it has ever been in the past. It makes it hard to pay your bills, buy groceries, and fill up your gas tank when everything is getting more pricey, but your paycheck remains the same. If you are looking to settle down in an area where you will have the best chance to not be so tight on money, Indiana is home to three of the top ten cities with the lowest cost of living in America.

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Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in the United States

The website, Niche, recently listed the cities with the lowest cost of living in the country for 2022. Before we take a look at the Indiana cities that made the list, let's first take a look at how they came to their results:

The Places with the Lowest Cost of Living ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the affordability of an area. This grade takes into account key factors, including a location’s housing, food, and fuel costs, as well as the median tax rates, in an attempt to measure the overall affordability and relative cost of living of an area.

The number one city on this list happens to be found right here in Indiana. The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana tops the list of cities with the lowest cost of living in the United States. That's a pretty notable accolade for the city.

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Not far behind Fort Wayne is South Bend, Indiana, home of the University of Notre Dame, coming in at number four.

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For us here in southern Indiana, the city of Evansville is number seven on this list as well.

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Three Indiana cities making the top ten on a list like this says a lot. So, if you're looking to plant your roots in Indiana, it looks like financially, sticking around these three cities is your best bet.

You can check out the complete list of cities with the lowest cost of living in the United States by clicking here.

KEEP READING: 40 Real Indiana Towns with Quirky, Weird, and Funny Names

Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.

A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.

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