Living in the big city has its pros and cons. On the one hand, there is no shortage of things to see and do, but on the other, it can be pretty pricey.

If you’re among the many looking for a cheaper place in Alberta to call home, there are several spots across the province with an average cost of living lower than Calgary or Edmonton.

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In a new report by Moving Waldo, some of the most affordable places to live in Wild Rose Country were determined based on their quality of life, access to essential facilities nearby, and available houses.

If of course, you have a specific interest, they also gave an additional reason to relocate!

For example, Lloydminster, which has a population of just over 20,000 and an average monthly cost of living of $1,378 was revered for its recreational activities, while Stony Plain (with an average monthly cost of living of $2,800) was named the best for art & culture lovers.

So who else made the cut?

From incredible views to job opportunities, here are the top 10 cheapest places to live in Alberta with the best quality of life:

  1. LloydminsterBest for recreational activities ($1,378 average per month)
  2.  Medicine HatBest for family leisure ($1,422 average per month)
  3. Grande PrairieIdeal for families who love nature ($3,123 average per month)
  4. High River Best for retirees ($3,016 average per month)
  5. Cold LakeGreat place for outdoor activities ($2,665 average per month)
  6. Stony PlainBest for art & culture lovers ($2,800 average per month)
  7. LethbridgeBest to enjoy sunny days ($3,016 average per month)
  8. Red DeerBest for new business opportunities ($2,860 average per month)
  9. CamroseBest for nature lovers ($2,933 average per month)
  10. Sylvan LakeBest for leisure activities ($2,190 average per month)
Photo via Moving Waldo

So there you have it! The top 10 cheapest places to live in Alberta with the best quality of life.

Will you be moving anytime soon?