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


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

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A wise sage once said:

“She works hard for the money…”

And these places in Vermont definitely treat her right.

You see, these are the places in Vermont 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 Green Mountain 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 25 largest places in Vermont, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.

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

  1. West Brattleboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Putney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Hardwick (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Newport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Barre (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Randolph (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Rutland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Northfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Pittsford (Homes For Sale)
  10. Vergennes (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So listen up Norwich (the most expensive place in Vermont) 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 Vermont or the most expensive.

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

Map Of The Cheapest Places To Live In vermont
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 Vermont 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 25 places in Vermont 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. West Brattleboro

West Brattleboro, Vermont

Population: 2,837
Services: 94
Groceries: 119
Health Care: 98
Housing: 83
Transportation: 118
Utilities: 96
More on West Brattleboro: Homes For Sale | Data

2. Putney

Putney, Vermont

Population: 2,698
Services: 94
Groceries: 119
Health Care: 98
Housing: 105
Transportation: 118
Utilities: 96
More on Putney: Homes For Sale | Data

3. Hardwick

Hardwick, Vermont

Population: 3,014
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 61
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Hardwick: Homes For Sale | Data

4. Newport

Newport, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Population: 4,601
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 75
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Newport: Homes For Sale | Data

5. Barre

Barre, Vermont

Population: 9,044
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 82
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Barre: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Randolph

Randolph, Vermont

Population: 4,794
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 84
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Randolph: Homes For Sale | Data
Randolph is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States. The population was 4,853 at the 2000 census, making Randolph the largest town in Orange County. The town is a commercial center for many of the smaller, rural farming communities that surround it.

When the area was originally settled there were three villagesRandolph Center, East Randolph and West Randolph–the current locations of the three fire departments. What is now the central village of the current town had previously been the village of West Randolph.

7. Rutland

Rutland, Vermont

Population: 16,478
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 89
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Rutland: Homes For Sale | Data

8. Northfield

Northfield, Vermont

Population: 2,969
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 90
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Northfield: Homes For Sale | Data

9. Pittsford


Population: 2,981
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 97
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Pittsford: Homes For Sale | Data

10. Vergennes

Vergennes, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,594
Services: 106
Groceries: 109
Health Care: 107
Housing: 99
Transportation: 128
Utilities: 123
More on Vergennes: Homes For Sale | Data

There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Cheapskate

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

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Vermont

Rank City CheapScore Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 West Brattleboro 6.75 2,837 94 119 98
2 Putney 7.92 2,698 94 119 98
3 Hardwick 11.17 3,014 106 109 107
4 Newport 11.42 4,601 106 109 107
5 Barre 11.83 9,044 106 109 107
6 Randolph 12.17 4,794 106 109 107
7 Rutland 12.33 16,478 106 109 107
8 Northfield 12.5 2,969 106 109 107
9 Pittsford 12.67 2,981 106 109 107
10 Vergennes 12.83 2,594 106 109 107
11 Hinesburg 13.0 4,407 106 109 107
12 Springfield 13.0 4,017 117 103 116
13 Bellows Falls 13.25 2,825 117 103 116
14 Montpelier 13.33 7,847 106 109 107
15 Bristol 13.5 3,889 106 109 107
16 Winooski 13.67 7,223 106 109 107
17 Essex Junction 14.0 9,298 106 109 107
18 Middlebury 14.17 6,518 106 109 107
19 Burlington 14.33 42,259 106 109 107
20 South Burlington 14.5 17,913 106 109 107
21 East Montpelier 14.67 2,591 106 109 107
22 Shelburne 14.83 7,265 106 109 107
23 Stowe 15.0 4,319 106 109 107
24 Hartland 15.42 3,383 117 103 116
25 Norwich 16.75 3,423 117 103 116

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