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.
- West Brattleboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Putney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hardwick (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Newport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Barre (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Randolph (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Rutland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Northfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Pittsford (Homes For Sale)
- 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.
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Green Mountain 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 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
Population: 4,794 Services: 106
Health Care: 107
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.
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