You probably won't be surprised to hear that Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas are not on that list. However, you may be surprised to see which cities ARE on the list.

There are more than a few great options if one of your goals is to live as frugally as possible.

There are many things we love about living in Texas. Whether it's the geographical diversity, the business-friendly climate, or simply the welcoming nature of Texans who embrace that idea of Southern hospitality, there is much to enjoy here. Granted, these are some of the reasons we are seeing so many people move here.

Speaking of all of those people moving here from out of state... Combine that with general inflation and the cost of living going up and up and UP, some people moving here, and even those native Texans that have been here their entire lives may find themselves looking for more affordable places to live in the Lone Star State.

Where are these alleged cheapest places to live in Texas?

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Thankfully, there are some options for those who love living in Texas but perhaps need something that is a bit easier on the budget. And now with more and more jobs being done remotely, it's changed the on-location work paradigm we've been living with for many years.

For those who are planning to retire soon, finding a more affordable place to live in Texas has become more of a priority, as long as those places offer a lifestyle that makes sense for them, their family, and the phase of life in which they find themselves.

While this list isn't exhaustive, here are 10 of the cheapest places to live in Texas according to the combined sources of and also a little help from Chap GPT:

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