In times of recession like now, when grocery budgets are stretched to the absolute max and fuel prices make it seem as if you're paying to go to work, small changes add up to larger savings.

While it is very challenging to move up the ladder of life during financially unstable times, it's far easier to make your money stretch further. You might opt for store-brand items instead of premium labels, trade in that big car payment for something more affordable, even move the family into a more affordable place to live or move to a cheaper community altogether.

When it comes down to researching which Oklahoma cities and towns are the most affordable, the lists vary greatly based on whatever metrics they measure. Some sell the cost of living savings in one-horse towns nobody in their right mind would move to... others are comparative in nature.

Example: Norman is expensive, but it's a lot cheaper than Nichols Hills.

On the flip side of that is measuring just the cost of living as a stand-alone metric. Those lists usually suggest moving to the kind of towns nobody would want to live in anyway.

Example: Anadarko is the most affordable city in Oklahoma... but they also fail to mention there's a very low median income that goes hand-in-hand with living there.

As aggravating as it is trying to do your own research, there is at least one study that measures the quality of life in a basic sense... the cost of living vs median pay. That's a list worth looking at.

The Ten Most Affordable Places to Live in Oklahoma

Living within your means is a lot easier in a more affordable community. Here are the most affordable places to live in Oklahoma when you compare the cost of living to median income.

Take a virtual tour of this massive 7.5 million dollar Oklahoma mansion

Take a look inside this massive Oklahoma mansion that's up for sale. This epic estate is one of the most impressive and expensive houses currently for sale in the Sooner State with a price tag of $7,500,000. This one-of-a-kind property is located at 6907 Avondale Drive, Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City, OK. It's one of the most incredible and luxurious homes on and is listed by Cole Strickland of Metro Mark Realtors. This 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom 11,412 square foot multi-story home boasts all the very best in features and amenities. It sits on 1.7 acres and even has its own tennis court and swimming pool. That's just the beginning. Scroll through the pictures below to take a virtual tour of this EPIC MEGA-MANSION in OKC.

Weird and Wild Pets You Can Have In Oklahoma

When it comes to the topic of exotic and wild animals in Oklahoma, there is a very short list of things you can't own as a pet... but there are ways around almost all the red tape in the Sooner State.

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