St. Louis, MO Cost of Living


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St. Louis cost of living score
84.1
Less expensive
15.9% lower
than the US average
1.8% lower
than the Missouri average
St. Louis, Missouri gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 84.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 15.9% lower than the U.S. average and 1.8% higher than the average for Missouri.

St. Louis, MO

Housing costs in St. Louis?
A typical home costs $155,100, which is 54.1% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 26.9% less expensive than the average Missouri home, at $212,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in St. Louis costs $1,020 per month, which is 28.7% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 6.9% more than the state average of $950.

Can I afford St. Louis?
To live comfortably in St. Louis, Missouri, a minimum annual income of $29,880 for a family, and $32,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about St. Louis?
St. Louis, Missouri boasts both affordability and exciting attractions - allowing you to get the best out of your money. Homeowners can find plenty of housing options ranging from low cost single family homes to high end townhouses - while renters have access to even more attractive deals now than ever before. Furthermore, groceries and transportation expenses are relatively low when compared with other parts of the country - making St. Louis a great option if you want stick within budget.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesSt. LouisMissouriUnited States
  84.185.6100.0
  95.394.9100
  93.6104.3100.0
  53.266.5100.0
  $155,100$212,300$338,100
  95.8%98.5%100.0%
  98.586.2100.0
  91.985.6100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I'm 65 and lived here my entire life. Growing up in St. Louis I've learned there is a like to like about it. Lots of first class Hospitals and Doctors, LOTS of great  More

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This is an outsider's perspective on St. Louis. Sometimes a fresh perspective looking in from the outside is helpful. I don't live there as of this writing (Dec 22) but  More

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Over 2 years ago

I have travelled extensively and have lived in several other cities around the country. I chose to live in St. Louis city because it has many big city amenities with an  More

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