A wise sage once said:
‘She works hard for the money…’
And these places in North Dakota definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in North Dakota where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Peace Garden State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 50 largest places in North Dakota, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.
Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in North Dakota for 2018:
- Linton (Homes For Sale)
- New Rockford (Homes For Sale)
- Ellendale (Homes For Sale)
- Hankinson (Homes For Sale)
- Cooperstown (Homes For Sale)
- Walhalla (Homes For Sale)
- Grafton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hettinger (Homes For Sale)
- Park River (Homes For Sale)
- Carrington (Homes For Sale)
So listen up Minot (the most expensive place in North Dakota) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Peace Garden State For 2018
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in North Dakota to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a ‘Cost of Living Index’ that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 50 places in North Dakota that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Population: 1,035 Services: 97
Health Care: 106
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2. New Rockford
Population: 1,091 Services: 96
Health Care: 114
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9. Park River
There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Cheapskate
If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in North Dakota, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In North Dakota