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Ridgecrest City Hall is located in the most affordable place to live in California. / Laura Austin File Photo

Ridgecrest cheapest place to live in CA

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A new report from Homesnacks revealed which cities are the cheapest places to live in California.

“California is one of America’s most coveted states, so why doesn’t everyone just move there? One reason is quite obvious: California is expensive. As much as California is known as one of the most exciting places to live in America, it is also known as one of the most expensive. So is there any hope for those who don’t have an incredibly large cash flow to live there?”

Luckily, HomeSnacks had the same question and has found the answer — the few remaining affordable places to live in the Golden State. According to the report, the cheapest place to live in California is Ridgecrest.

These California cities were the top 10 most affordable places to live in the state in 2021: Ridgecrest, Coalinga, Taft, Holtville, Blythe, Williams, Hanford, Lemoore, Dos Palos, and Live Oak.

Today the ten cheapest places to live in California in 2022.

California is a state that is unlike many others. It is one of America’s largest states, with enough enticing features to make anyone want to live there. Whether you like catching the latest wave on California beaches, trying your luck in casinos, or even hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, it is a state that has a little something for everyone.

The ten most affordable places to live in California are Ridgecrest, Coalinga, Imperial, Corning, Blythe,  Hanford, Taft, Avenal, Woodlake, and Lemoore.

Obviously, San Francisco and Los Angeles are not on this list, but that doesn’t mean you will be missing out on all of the good California fun.

What is the cheapest place to live in California for 2022? According to the Census data we crunched, Ridgecrest ranks as the cheapest place to live in California. Still expensive, but cheaper than its neighbors.

If you want to live cheaply in California, you won’t be living on the coast, but that doesn’t mean you will be that far from it. If you want to live near the Mexico border and have international date nights, you could try out Imperial, California. Or, if you want to be closer to the coast, you could try our winner, Taft, California.

Interested to see how these cities ranked top 10? Keep reading to learn about how we crunched the numbers and to see why these cities are so affordable.

And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out some more reading about California and the cheapest places in the country:

Ridgecrest is our most affordable city in California for 2022. Ridgecrest is nestled between the Sierra Nevada, Cosos, Argus, and El Paso mountain ranges. Once a farming community, Ridgecrest’s residents now find themselves working at a testing Naval Station and the Cerro Coso Community College to offset their cost of living. We know why you scored an 8/10 on our Snackability scale for affordability, Ridgecrest. It shouldn’t be difficult to meet your cost of living head-on, with the median income hanging at $71,774.

So do yourself and your wallet a favor and get-a-movin’ to this affordable Kern County city.