St. Joseph, MO Cost of Living


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St. Joseph cost of living score
76.6
Less expensive
23.4% lower
than the US average
10.5% lower
than the Missouri average
St. Joseph, Missouri gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 76.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 23.4% lower than the U.S. average and 10.5% higher than the average for Missouri.

St. Joseph, MO

Housing costs in St. Joseph?
A typical home costs $132,300, which is 60.9% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 37.7% less expensive than the average Missouri home, at $212,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in St. Joseph costs $930 per month, which is 35.0% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 2.2% cheaper than the state average of $950.

Can I afford St. Joseph?
To live comfortably in St. Joseph, Missouri, a minimum annual income of $25,200 for a family, and $28,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about St. Joseph?
St. Joseph, Missouri has a cost of living index rating slightly lower than that if the nation at 96 due mostly to low housing costs making up 31% - far below the national average 42%. Utility costs are also relatively low owing to favorable climate conditions allowing for cheaper sources of energy such as natural gas while still enjoying access to similar amenities that can be found citywide regardless where one calls home. Transportation makes up 12 percent, groceries 10%, healthcare 9% contributing further towards lower living expenses when compared with many other U.S cities .
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesSt. JosephMissouriUnited States
  76.685.6100.0
  94.594.9100
  110.9104.3100.0
  40.066.5100.0
  $132,300$212,300$338,100
  103.0%98.5%100.0%
  71.086.2100.0
  87.585.6100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I've lived here all my life and gradually the crime rate has worsened over time. From violence to drugs to theft to property damage. The school district is horrible as  More

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Over 15 years ago

St. Joseph, MO is nestled along the mighty Missouri river on the far western side of the state. It has rolling hills and the river banks are gorgeous in fall and spring.  More

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For years now St. Joseph has given alot of lip service to exploiting its historic and architectural assets to enhance the economy and quality of life here. But we  More

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