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Cost of Living

In the second quarter of 2013, Missouri had the 16th lowest cost of living in the United States.  In general, the least expensive areas continue to be the Midwest and Southern States.

Missouri's cost of living through the second quarter of 2013 was 92.9, up from the annual review 2012 index of 92.3.  

Source:  MERIC

Cost of Living Indices for Missouri Cities:

Springfield

89.1

Union*

89.3

Joplin

89.4

Jefferson City

89.8

Missouri

92.9

St. Louis

94.4

Columbia

95.7

Kansas City

99.3

U.S. Average

100.0

Source:  missourieconomy.org
*Union data from city-data.com, March 2012