Missouri Cost of Living

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Missouri cost of living score
Less expensive
14.4% lower
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Missouri average
Missouri gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 85.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 14.4% lower than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Missouri.


Housing costs in Missouri?
A typical home costs $212,300, which is 37.2% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Missouri home, at $212,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Missouri costs $950 per month, which is 33.6% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $950.

Can I afford Missouri?
To live comfortably in Missouri, a minimum annual income of $40,680 for a family, and $30,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Missouri?
The cost of living in Missouri State is relatively affordable. The overall cost of living index is around 90, which is 10% lower than the U.S. national average. The costs of groceries and healthcare are also lower than the national average, while housing costs can be slightly higher. Depending on where you live, transportation can be either affordable or costly as Missouri State has some large metropolitan areas with bustling public transit systems and others that rely on cars for transportation. In general, though, the cost of living in Missouri State remains quite low compared to other states in the country.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesMissouri, MissouriUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 6 years ago

We moved here 5 years ago and absolutely love it! Thepeople here are very friendly and polite. We live near Branson and Springfield. It is extremely beautiful  More

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There was a time St.Louis was the last civilized jumping off point before one embarked upon the wild prairie. For me and my ancestors, it was the best place to grow up  More

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Over 9 years ago

Don't move to Missouri. Most of the state is very country and conservative. I hate it  More

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