The top five most affordable s

The top five most affordable states to live in

(Partner content) Which of the 50 states are the most affordable?

The top five most affordable s

If you’re considering moving to the United States and are overwhelmingly aware of how weak the Rand is in comparison to the Dollar, you’ll want the most bang for your buck.

We spoke to the experts at Grant Kaplan to find out which of the 50 states are the most affordable in case this will help sway your decision.

We’ve already looked at which coast best suits South African immigrants, but which states will enable you to live your most affordable life State-side?


You’ll need to perfect its spelling first, but Mississippi is one of the most affordable states to live in the US. It combines Southern charm with American history and is a nature lover’s dream, with everything from forests to beaches.

West Virginia

Despite its bad reputation, West Virginia is one of the most charming states to live in. House prices are affordable for anyone earning an average salary in West Virginia, making it an appealing option for first-time buyers.


Although Tennessee is considered a cultural capital of the states, it has remained affordable. It oozes culture, mostly thanks to Memphis and Nashville, but is also a hub for business opportunities. It offers excellent healthcare and ample work opportunities through its booming automotive industry.


Known as ‘The Natural State’, Arkansas is a beautiful, outdoorsy state where camping, fishing and hiking are common pastimes. The town in which you find the University of Arkansas is recognised as one of the US’s top college towns. House prices are affordable in relation to the average salary.

South Dakota

South Dakota provides a thriving economy which is constantly growing. It’s an agricultural state and is more beautiful than it’s often given credit for. South Dakota offers a good quality of life for an affordable cost of living.

If you are in the fortunate position to have any of the 50 states to choose from, be assured that the professionals at Grant Kaplan can help you get there. They have years of experience dealing with people wanting to relocate to the States, and although they’re situated in Florida, they’ll happily help you settle wherever your heart desires. Tel +1 561 347 8440 or email