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MS Project is very expensive.
Are there any cheaper or even free solutions to create Gantt charts, track resources and costs?  Or perhaps just one of these three?
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You could use ProjectLibre (Open source replacement of Microsoft Project) from:

< http://www.projectlibre.org/ >.

Also take a look at GanttProject from:

< http://www.ganttproject.biz/download >

and see which one you like; the first one is preferred. Your choice and preference, however.
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OpenWorkbench (OWB)

http://www.itdesign.de/en/ppm/open-workbench/overview/

Once known as "Project Workbench" or "Project Manager Workbench" this was formerly a commercial product now available free.

also see:
http://www.itdesign.de/en/ppm/open-workbench/overview/
This has similarities to MS Project, but also some strong differences. Principally OWB is a more "resource oriented" approach to planning. Regrettably the UI is a little old fashioned but if you take the time to understand it it's a very strong product.

btw: I think you can import MSP plans if they have been saved in the MSP XML format (it's been a while).
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