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 some more reading about Oklahoma and the cheapest places in the country:

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

Map Of The Cheapest Places To Live In Oklahoma
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.

Ada, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,852
Services: 87
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 91
Housing: 55
Transportation: 82
Utilities: 84
More on Ada: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Ardmore, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 24,392
Services: 87
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 91
Housing: 57
Transportation: 82
Utilities: 84
More on Ardmore: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,069
Services: 87
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 91
Housing: 60
Transportation: 82
Utilities: 84
More on Lone Grove: Real Estate | 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.

Holdenville, OK

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,628
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 37
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Holdenville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,438
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 45
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Seminole: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Pauls Valley, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,156
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 51
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Pauls Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Tecumseh, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,480
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 52
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Tecumseh: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Chickasha, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,129
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 52
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Chickasha: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Shawnee, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 30,058
Services: 88
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 86
Housing: 57
Transportation: 79
Utilities: 95
More on Shawnee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Hugo, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,325
Services: 89
Groceries: 91
Health Care: 87
Housing: 38
Transportation: 104
Utilities: 81
More on Hugo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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. Oklahoma 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.

Here’s a look at the most expensive cities in Oklahoma according to the data:

  1. Coweta
  2. Edmond
  3. Piedmont

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Oklahoma

Rank City CheapScore Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 Ada 16.25 16,852 87 91 91
2 Ardmore 17.25 24,392 87 91 91
3 Lone Grove 18.17 5,069 87 91 91
4 Holdenville 18.67 5,628 88 91 86
5 Seminole 19.5 7,438 88 91 86
6 Pauls Valley 20.83 6,156 88 91 86
7 Tecumseh 21.25 6,480 88 91 86
8 Chickasha 21.25 16,129 88 91 86
9 Shawnee 23.33 30,058 88 91 86
10 Hugo 23.42 5,325 89 91 87
11 Purcell 24.25 5,885 88 91 86
12 Noble 25.92 6,466 88 91 86
13 Moore 27.58 55,265 88 91 86
14 Vinita 27.67 5,721 91 102 94
15 Durant 28.67 16,014 89 91 87
16 Norman 29.08 111,753 88 91 86
17 Newcastle 29.5 7,740 88 91 86
18 Pryor Creek 29.75 9,519 91 102 94
19 Blanchard 29.83 7,569 88 91 86
20 Miami 32.5 13,588 94 89 90
21 Claremore 34.42 18,669 91 102 94
22 Grove 34.58 6,587 91 102 94
23 El Reno 35.0 16,955 92 90 97
24 Anadarko 35.75 6,744 86 103 106
25 Del City 35.83 21,469 92 90 97
26 Perry 36.58 5,121 90 107 95
27 Clinton 37.58 9,071 86 103 106
28 Midwest City 37.83 54,773 92 90 97
29 Cushing 37.92 7,818 90 107 95
30 Skiatook 37.92 7,753 97 93 96
31 Sapulpa 38.42 20,609 97 93 96
32 Bartlesville 38.42 35,876 97 93 96
33 Warr Acres 38.5 10,080 92 90 97
34 Altus 38.67 19,708 86 103 106
35 Bethany 39.0 19,188 92 90 97
36 Sand Springs 39.75 19,157 97 93 96
37 Catoosa 40.42 7,074 97 93 96
38 Tulsa 40.42 391,486 97 93 96
39 Duncan 40.5 23,332 86 103 106
40 Idabel 40.5 7,002 114 92 86
41 Yukon 40.67 23,038 92 90 97
42 Harrah 40.67 5,162 92 90 97
43 Guymon 40.83 11,414 92 98 100
44 Oklahoma City 41.08 581,094 92 90 97
45 Glenpool 41.33 10,868 97 93 96
46 The Village 41.33 9,034 92 90 97
47 Choctaw 41.67 11,202 92 90 97
48 Collinsville 41.75 5,612 97 93 96
49 Blackwell 41.83 7,064 93 96 94
50 Mustang 42.0 17,534 92 90 97
51 Lawton 42.33 96,187 86 103 106
52 Owasso 42.58 29,487 97 93 96
53 Tuttle 42.58 6,015 92 90 97
54 Elk City 42.67 11,860 86 103 106
55 Broken Arrow 43.17 98,648 97 93 96
56 Guthrie 43.33 10,314 101 89 95
57 Bixby 43.42 20,964 97 93 96
58 Jenks 43.58 16,918 97 93 96
59 Weatherford 43.83 10,891 86 103 106
60 Henryetta 44.08 5,898 99 111 100
61 Okmulgee 44.67 12,402 99 111 100
62 Ponca City 44.75 25,223 93 96 94
63 Poteau 44.92 8,502 99 111 100
64 Enid 45.67 49,122 98 96 96
65 Muskogee 45.83 39,045 99 111 100
66 Stillwater 46.08 45,584 90 107 95
67 Woodward 46.67 12,110 98 96 96
68 Sallisaw 47.33 8,779 99 111 100
69 Wagoner 47.33 8,395 99 111 100
70 Tahlequah 49.67 15,912 99 111 100
71 Piedmont 49.83 5,783 101 89 95
72 Edmond 50.0 81,594 101 89 95
73 Coweta 50.83 9,555 99 111 100

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