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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means St. Louis, Missouri is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means St. Louis, Missouri is more expensive.

Overall, St. Louis, Missouri cost of living is 85.20.

  COST OF LIVINGSt. Louis, MissouriUnited States
  Overall  85100
  Grocery  95.9100
  Health  100100
  Housing  59100
  Utilities  107100
  Transportation  100100
  Miscellaneous  95100

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re: Not the worst place but definitely leaves much
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ST Louis is The worst place to live. EVER!!!!!!!!!
ST Louis is The worst place to live, especially if you have young children. Your children 3+? you Ok, but there is only so many times you can go to the zoo, Magic... (read more)
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re: St. Louis is only good for the well-off. - 10/
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