These Are The 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Oklahoma For 2018


We used data and science to determine which places in Oklahoma go easy on your wallet.

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A wise sage once said:

“She works hard for the money…”

And these places in Oklahoma definitely treat her right.

You see, these are the places in Oklahoma 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 Sooner 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 73 largest places in Oklahoma, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.

Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Oklahoma for 2018:

  1. Ada (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Ardmore (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Lone Grove (Homes For Sale)
  4. Holdenville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Seminole (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Pauls Valley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Tecumseh (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Chickasha (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Shawnee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Hugo (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So listen up Coweta (the most expensive place in Oklahoma) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.

And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out the best places to live in Oklahoma or the most expensive.

How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Sooner State For 2018

There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Oklahoma 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 73 places in Oklahoma 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.

1. Ada

Ada, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 16,852
Services: 87
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 91
Housing: 55
Transportation: 82
Utilities: 84
More on Ada: Homes For Sale | Data
Ada is a city in and the county seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16,810 at the 2010 census, an increase of 7.1 percent from 15,691 at the 2000 census. The city was named for Ada Reed, the daughter of an early settler, and was incorporated in 1901. Ada is home to East Central University, and is the headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation.

2. Ardmore

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Population: 24,392
Services: 87
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 91
Housing: 57
Transportation: 82
Utilities: 84
More on Ardmore: Homes For Sale | Data
Ardmore is a business, cultural, and tourism city in and the county seat of Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,283, with an estimated population of 24,950 in 2013. The Ardmore micropolitan statistical area had an estimated population of 48,491 in 2013. Ardmore is 90 miles from both Oklahoma City and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, at the junction of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 70, and is generally considered the hub of the ten-county region of South Central Oklahoma, also known by state tourism pamphlets as “Arbuckle Country” and “Lake and Trail Country.” Ardmore is situated about 9 miles south of the Arbuckle Mountains and is located at the eastern margin of the Healdton Basin, one of the most oil-rich regions of the United States.

3. Lone Grove


Population: 5,069
Services: 87
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 91
Housing: 60
Transportation: 82
Utilities: 84
More on Lone Grove: Homes For Sale | Data
Lone Grove is a city in Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 5,054 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Micropolitan Statistical Area of Ardmore.

4. Holdenville

Holdenville, Oklahoma

Population: 5,628
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 37
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Holdenville: Homes For Sale | Data
Holdenville is a city in and county seat of Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 5,771 at the 2010 census, an increase of 22 percent from 4,732 at the 2000 census.

5. Seminole


Population: 7,438
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 45
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Seminole: Homes For Sale | Data
Seminole is a city in Seminole County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,899 at the 2000 census. Seminole experienced a large population growth in the 1920s due to an oil boom.

6. Pauls Valley

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,156
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 51
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Pauls Valley: Homes For Sale | Data
Pauls Valley is a city in and the county seat of Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,187 at the 2010 census, a decline of 1.1 percent from 6,256 at the 2000 census. It was settled by and named for Smith Paul, a North Carolina native who married a Chickasaw woman and became a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation before the Civil War. The town economy is largely based on agriculture and oil production.

7. Tecumseh

Tecumseh, Oklahoma

Population: 6,480
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 52
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Tecumseh: Homes For Sale | Data
Tecumseh is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,457 at the 2010 census, a 5.9 percent increase from 6,098 at the 2000 census. It was named for the noted Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, and was designated as the county seat at Oklahoma’s statehood. A county-wide election moved the seat to Shawnee in 1930.

8. Chickasha

Chickasha, Oklahoma

Population: 16,129
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 52
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Chickasha: Homes For Sale | Data
Chickasha is a city in and the county seat of Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16,036 at the 2010 census. Chickasha is home to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The city is named for and strongly connected to Native American heritage, as “Chickasha” is the Choctaw word for Chickasaw.

9. Shawnee

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Population: 30,058
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 57
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Shawnee: Homes For Sale | Data
Shawnee is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 31,543 in 2014, a 4.9 percent increase from 28,692 at the 2000 census. The city is part of the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area; it is also the county seat of Pottawatomie County and the principal city of the Shawnee Micropolitan Statistical Area.

10. Hugo

Hugo, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,325
Services: 89
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 87
Housing: 38
Transportation: 104
Utilities: 81
More on Hugo: Homes For Sale | Data
Hugo is a city and county seat of Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. It is located in southeastern Oklahoma about 9 miles north of the Texas state line. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,310.

There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Cheapskate

If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Oklahoma, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Oklahoma

City Rank Population Services Groceries Health Care
Ada 1 16,852 87 91 91
Ardmore 2 24,392 87 91 91
Lone Grove 3 5,069 87 91 91
Holdenville 4 5,628 88 91 86
Seminole 5 7,438 88 91 86
Pauls Valley 6 6,156 88 91 86
Tecumseh 7 6,480 88 91 86
Chickasha 8 16,129 88 91 86
Shawnee 9 30,058 88 91 86
Hugo 10 5,325 89 91 87
Purcell 11 5,885 88 91 86
Noble 12 6,466 88 91 86
Moore 13 55,265 88 91 86
Vinita 14 5,721 91 102 94
Durant 15 16,014 89 91 87
Norman 16 111,753 88 91 86
Newcastle 17 7,740 88 91 86
Pryor Creek 18 9,519 91 102 94
Blanchard 19 7,569 88 91 86
Miami 20 13,588 94 89 90
Claremore 21 18,669 91 102 94
Grove 22 6,587 91 102 94
El Reno 23 16,955 92 90 97
Anadarko 24 6,744 86 103 106
Del City 25 21,469 92 90 97
Perry 26 5,121 90 107 95
Clinton 27 9,071 86 103 106
Midwest City 28 54,773 92 90 97
Cushing 29 7,818 90 107 95
Skiatook 30 7,753 97 93 96
Sapulpa 31 20,609 97 93 96
Bartlesville 32 35,876 97 93 96
Warr Acres 33 10,080 92 90 97
Altus 34 19,708 86 103 106
Bethany 35 19,188 92 90 97
Sand Springs 36 19,157 97 93 96
Catoosa 37 7,074 97 93 96
Tulsa 38 391,486 97 93 96
Duncan 39 23,332 86 103 106
Idabel 40 7,002 114 92 86
Yukon 41 23,038 92 90 97
Harrah 42 5,162 92 90 97
Guymon 43 11,414 92 98 100
Oklahoma City 44 581,094 92 90 97
Glenpool 45 10,868 97 93 96
The Village 46 9,034 92 90 97
Choctaw 47 11,202 92 90 97
Collinsville 48 5,612 97 93 96
Blackwell 49 7,064 93 96 94
Mustang 50 17,534 92 90 97
Lawton 51 96,187 86 103 106
Owasso 52 29,487 97 93 96
Tuttle 53 6,015 92 90 97
Elk City 54 11,860 86 103 106
Broken Arrow 55 98,648 97 93 96
Guthrie 56 10,314 101 89 95
Bixby 57 20,964 97 93 96
Jenks 58 16,918 97 93 96
Weatherford 59 10,891 86 103 106
Henryetta 60 5,898 99 111 100
Okmulgee 61 12,402 99 111 100
Ponca City 62 25,223 93 96 94
Poteau 63 8,502 99 111 100
Enid 64 49,122 98 96 96
Muskogee 65 39,045 99 111 100
Stillwater 66 45,584 90 107 95
Woodward 67 12,110 98 96 96
Sallisaw 68 8,779 99 111 100
Wagoner 69 8,395 99 111 100
Tahlequah 70 15,912 99 111 100
Piedmont 71 5,783 101 89 95
Edmond 72 81,594 101 89 95
Coweta 73 9,555 99 111 100

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