America's cheapest states to live in 2014

How much does milk cost in Mississippi? Or ground beef in Oklahoma? It's cheap to live in these 10 states.

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Jul 3, 2014 8:30AM
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Just yesterday MSN had an article on the 10 worst states for your health/well being that rated the worst based on crime, pollution, etc.  I think 8 of the 10 states listed in this article were in the list in that article also.
Jul 2, 2014 7:05PM
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It's not cheap to live anywhere now because the stupid Feds keep printing more money deflating the value of the dollars we have.
Jul 6, 2014 4:37AM
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I live in southeast Kentucky for the past 25 years and like it just fine. I don't have to worry about getting my **** shot on a Saturday night like I did when I lived in Chicago and Orange County California. The folks are a little on the conservative side but they are nowhere near being teabaggers. Rip it all you want but I feel pretty much  at peace here. Don't knock it f you haven't lived here.
Jul 3, 2014 12:24PM
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Hmmm ... 7 out of the 10 cheapest states on CNBC's list are also are CNBC's worst states to live in..... how about a 10 cheapest/best states to live in poll??? ♫
Jul 6, 2014 10:29AM
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8 out of 10 of these states have the highest poverty rate.. So high poverty low wages = low cost of living
Jul 6, 2014 3:49AM
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Wow, most comments are political in nature.  Really?  Those posting political comments (both liberal and conservative) are so miserable they have to post their opinions of what's wrong in our country instead of keeping on the topic of this article or what's right in our country?  Yes, there is plenty right with this country but negative people can't see past their misery.  I've also visited all these states.  While there are areas of each state that would not attract me (which is true in EVERY state), there are also great places to visit.  I also have met and know people from each of these states and some of them are great people.  Others I could do without.  Then again, that's true in EVERY state. Thankfully for me I strongly believe I've never met any of the miserable, negative people posting here.
Jul 3, 2014 10:39AM
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Jul 6, 2014 9:35AM
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Living in a lower cost of living state usually means significantly less government services and more dependence on self.  If you are unable or unwilling to do for yourself, you should continue to live in a state with high taxes and a high degree of government care.
Jul 3, 2014 12:54PM
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is this not the same state that two days ago they rated as state not to live in the worst in the nation
Jul 6, 2014 4:06AM
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I wonder where Texas is listed?  Fact is, and I state with mixed feelings, more people are moving to my state than any other state. I looked things over and decided to move here to Frisco (just stay well north of Dallas).  That was one of my better decisions.  BTW, I was born and raised in Taxachusetts, so just stepping out was a step in the right direction. 
Jul 6, 2014 11:58AM
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Which state has the fewest illegals?
Jul 6, 2014 6:23AM
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The cost of living in Lexington is the same as that of Hawaii. Is this a commercial for KFC? Are there any jobs in any of these states? What is the crime and drug use rate?
Jul 6, 2014 9:32AM
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If your paying 2.53 for a half gallon of milk and $233.00 for a house in Mississippi you've just been screwed! I can find better prices for both in eastern PA.!
Jul 6, 2014 7:20AM
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Amazing the amount of cash Wall street puts out to pound on Obama for the troubles they themselves create....jejejeje
Jul 6, 2014 8:07PM
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None of this means anything unless they list the average wage paid.   Southern Mexico is dirt cheap but the average wage is 4 bucks a day.  
Jul 6, 2014 5:17AM
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You should do an article covering states with the highest levels of black-on-black crime, highest numbers of illegal immigration, highest bank robberies, dumbest high school kids and highest drug busts. That would wipe out 90 percent of America. America is a piece of work. All of these things contribute to higher costs of everything for the honest people. It's shocking that the do-nothing GOP Congress who claim to be religious fanatics have literally opened up both borders to unlimited illegal immigration and all the crime, poverty and expense that comes with it. White people are dumb. They are giving away the country. One day they will be the minority but there will be nothing left to give, then they will understand why the Europeans no longer tolerate illegals.

Jul 3, 2014 10:35AM
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There are plenty of cheapskates but no cheap states in America.  PUBLIC APOLOGY to our FOREFATHERS.  I wish to publicly appologize to you, our forefathers, who laid the foundation for a great nation.  I am sorry that foundation has been chipped away, demoralized, desecrated, and torn apart by your successors.  I am sorry we have descended from a president who knew military service and warfare to become probably the most influential president of all time to a president who knows nothing of military service and one whom some seem to even question his nationality but one who is quick to proclaim himself "commander in chief" and one whom has earned the title of being the worst president since WWII, and maybe the worse ever.  I deeply apologize to my forefathers.  I will celebrate you and God tomorrow, but I will not celebrate the country you built but the one your successors have destroyed.  No fireworks for me, no trips, no spending unnecessary money.  No rag flying unless upside down.
Jul 6, 2014 9:25AM
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i can see that either whom ever did this report does not live in alabama or this report is 20 tears old LOL. half gallon milk 3.75 energy bills average LOL better say 350 to be on the cheap side housing LOL 1 bed apartment 700 month. average income 16k year. who writes this crap anyways? LOL it is cheaper to live in San Jose california than here plus the average income there is much much higher. who ever the writer is needs to stop asking the rich what they charge the poor and start asking the poor what they pay
Jul 6, 2014 9:17AM
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I didn't see where it said anything about average income.  Even then you have to look at income -v- cost of living to even start to truly decide if a place is affordable or not.  Where I live it is near the coast, fun things to do some good hospitals, houses are low BUT there is no industry or much work.  The "powers that be" want the whole income to be on tourist dollars. 
Jul 6, 2014 6:01AM
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What if I don't eat steak?  Do I have to recalculate my whole life and where I may want to live?
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