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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Missouri 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score69
  • Dexter, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,934
63
  • Kennett, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,500
59
  • Nevada, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,388
52
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,198
  • Poplar Bluff is a horrible place to live. People are rude and greedy. There is not much here so people gossip and do whatever they can to find entertainment. Women are so scare another women is going to
61
  • Sikeston, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,464
76
  • Trenton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,946
47
  • Aurora, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,473
  • I've lived in Missouri my entire life and have lived in Aurora since 1994. I wish I would have never moved here! I would move, but I'm stuck cause you can never make enough money to get the heck out.
74
  • Kirksville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,592
67
  • Macon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,463
67
  • Chillicothe, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,199
53
  • Charleston, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,855
70
  • Carthage, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,247
68
  • Moberly, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,867
69
  • Park Hills, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,666
60
  • Neosho, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,144
59
  • Clinton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,989
63
  • Bowling Green, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,464
69
  • Lebanon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,652
47
  • Caruthersville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,941
66
  • Richmond, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,638
68
  • West Plains, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,259
69
  • Marshfield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,958
73
  • Bonne Terre, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,109
51
  • Jennings, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,749
73
  • Webb City, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,052
67
  • Mexico, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,622
43
  • Glasgow Village, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,382
60
  • Monett, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,954
63
  • Sedalia, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,441
63
  • Hannibal, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,707
73
  • Cameron, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,150
50
  • Berkeley, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,068
60
  • St. Joseph, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,901
  • My husband and I spent four days in St. Joseph Missouri in May 2010. This was the perfect time of year to visit St. Joseph, because the weather was not too hot or too cold. This city is full of great
66
  • Marshall, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,984
  • I am from Wellington Kansas in the housing in Wellington was outrageous compared to Marshall but if you factor in property tax expense of living in other areas it averages out to be exactly the same in
65
  • Independence, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 117,217
  • Independence, Missouri is a quaint historical city and was home to Harry S. Truman. If you are a history buff, Independence is the place to visit. With its historic homes, civil war battlegrounds and
64
  • Grandview, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,126
66
  • St. Ann, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,931
  • First, let me say that Missouri is the unfriendliest place I have ever experienced. I can't come up with one single positive interaction in a restaurant or hotel. The worst, though, was the town of St.
72
  • Savannah, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,103
64
  • Springfield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 165,138
  • Springding is a dump. Real estate is cheap because the city has nothing to offer, there are few jobs unless you want to mop floors, pour coffee or wipe butts. There is lots of beer though! Apparently
71
  • Excelsior Springs, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,480
59
  • De Soto, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,466
59
  • Bolivar, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,592
50
  • Spanish Lake, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,105
64
  • Raytown, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,366
69
  • Fulton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,886
43
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,785
62
  • Joplin, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,231
  • I've lived in Joplin my entire life and it will always be my home. The person who gave a review before me did not not give an accurate description of Joplin AT ALL with the exception of yes, we do get
69
  • Overland, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,932
54
  • Ferguson, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,035
68
  • Boonville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,397

Finding an affordable place to live in Missouri is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Missouri that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Missouri. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Missouri.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Missouri with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Missouri, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Missouri, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.