Inflation is taking a bite out of the budgets of a lot of people. Certain areas of the country are doing better than others, but we are all feeling the pain in some way. There could be some relief though. Consider moving to one of these small Midwest towns to stretch your dollar.

There is something to be said for small-town life. I grew up in a small farming town in the northeast that had far more cows than people. The crime was low, most people were very friendly and we all looked out for each other. It was a great place to grow up. There are plenty of small towns like that all around South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

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One thing that a lot of small towns have in common is the low cost of living and low home prices. According to, these affordable small Midwest towns are places that you actually want to live in. Four of these small towns are in the upper Midwest and are listed below.

Best Affordable Small Towns

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