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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Missouri 2020

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  • Nevada, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,388
52
  • Charleston, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,855
72
  • Dexter, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,934
64
  • Kennett, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,500
  • I can confidently say that Kennett, MO is the best place to stay. I have lived in this city for several years now, and I can bet that the real estates are welcoming and accommodating. This city is…[read more]
52
  • Caruthersville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,941
62
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Park Hills, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,666
59
  • 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. …[read more]
68
  • Carthage, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,247
  • I love living in Carthage! I have lived here all of my life and can't imagine calling anywhere else home. People here are so down to earth and friendly, it really makes you feel a sense of community.…[read more]
70
  • Neosho, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,144
  • Neosho, known as the “flower box city” is a place of potential. However, I can't say that I love living here. Now I won't wholly bash this town. The cost of living here is respectable. And for a pretty…[read more]
69
  • Sikeston, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,464
  • Living in Sikeston, Missouri is absolutely wonderful! You have the opportunity to experience all of the different seasons here, the cost of living is truly great, there are new jobs and opportunities…[read more]
70
  • Bonne Terre, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,109
  • I have lived in Bonne Terre for the past sixteen years and the only aspect keeping me here is the affordable cost of living. Many other aspects of the town are awful. As far as nightlife, shopping,…[read more]
64
  • Jennings, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,749
  • I appreciate that the city of Jennings, Missouri is such a small town city. It is located just outside the big city of St. Louis Missouri. Living in the city of Jennings, Missouri is very affordable.…[read more]
57
  • Glasgow Village, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,382
  • Glasgow is a great area too me. Big stores no more than 15-20 min walking distance. I've been here for over 3years and i have not experienced no bad behavior or break-ins or drug…[read more]
64
  • Lebanon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,652
  • I have lived in Lebanon for my entire life. My mother was born and raised her, and my grandparents both moved here when they were children, so you could say the town is just as much of a part of our…[read more]
83
  • Webb City, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,052
  • I have experienced a great sense of community while living in Webb City. This is a city that truly welcomes you with open arms. The community is extremely unified. The schools are ok and leave a positive…[read more]
76
  • Kirksville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,592
  • I've lived in Kirksville for 6 years now, and even though it has it's negative points, it has more good ones than bad. We do have a bit of a problem with crime, and there isn't a whole lot of housing to…[read more]
75
  • West Plains, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,259
  • The culture is great living in West Plains. It is a place where you can live and build strong lasting relationships with our neighbors. The school system delivers great curriculum from well educated…[read more]
65
  • Monett, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,954
71
  • Macon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,463
60
  • Berkeley, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,068
84
  • Marshfield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,958
62
  • 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.…[read more]
62
  • De Soto, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,466
71
  • Moberly, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,867
  • I love living in Moberly, Missouri! Small town living at it's finest! One of my favorite things to do here is visit the Cooper Oak Winery. It's really cool seeing the wine in their barrels! You have the…[read more]
52
  • Spanish Lake, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,105
  • I am graduating from high school this month, living in Spanish Lake, MO. There is nothing for us kids to do around here. If we want to eat out or go do something fun, we have to drive into St. Louis for…[read more]
73
  • Bowling Green, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,464
54
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,785
  • Living in Bellafontaine Neighbors, MO is a neighborhood I would not recommend to the faint at heart. Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis you have the luxury of experiencing city life whenever…[read more]
70
  • Overland, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,932
  • My husband and I have raised 3 happy, smart kids in the 30 years that we have lived here in Overland. The overview on this website incorrectly states the number of schools: there is one high school…[read more]
54
  • Ferguson, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,035
  • If you are living in Ferguson, Missouri, leave. If you are thinking of relocating to that city, don't. My husband and I lived there with our two kids for three years and it was awful. The crime, schools,…[read more]
67
  • St. John, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,459
63
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Lemay, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,762
  • Even though this is considered to be one of the best areas in the state to live in, I'm pretty sure when people say that they are skipping Lemay entirely, And they should be. The crime rate is terrible…[read more]
77
  • Mexico, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,622
  • I love living in Mexico! This town truly is unique, with friendly people, good jobs, and a down to earth sense of community. Some of my favorite things to do here are go for walks, especially at the…[read more]
65
  • Dellwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,020
  • Dellwood is real prejudice towards whites.Dont go there unless you want to have racial slurs yelled at you daily and get assaulted because your white.I lived there for awhile due to racism.The police…[read more]
69
  • Bolivar, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,592
  • Bolivar, Missouri is a great little suburban area in Missouri that I am proud to reside in. Living in Bolivar, Missouri the last 3 years has been a pleasant experience for my sons and I. They attend…[read more]
63
  • Sedalia, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,441
  • I'm a State Fair Community College student living in Sedalia, MO at the Stone Creek Apartments and Townhomes on Thompson Boulevard. I've been living here for almost two years and I really love it. I…[read more]
70
  • Perryville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,374
76
  • Trenton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,946
65
  • Sullivan, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,838
74
  • Hannibal, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,707
  • I have lived in Hannibal, Missouri for all my life and cannot even imagine to think of living anywhere else! I love it here! It's located right on the Mississippi River, has all four seasons and is the…[read more]
82
  • Florissant, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,218
  • We are often mistaken for the reputation of north city, when in fact florissant is a great place to live. We have beautiful parks and a good sense of…[read more]
64
  • Marshall, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,984
  • Now you're probably wondering why the butthole of America? Well geographically speaking Marshall is in the middle of Missouri, and Missouri is in the middle of America, not to mention the town…[read more]
76
  • Chillicothe, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,199
  • Hey so I'm 14 and I'm not really a country boy I'm more of a city boy I was just wondering how the high schoolers are like are there some kids like me in town that will jusy hangout and play video…[read more]
79
  • Farmington, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,881
  • Farmington, MO is a really nice place to live, with only a couple of negative points against it. The crime rate is a bit high, and the housing market could use a boost. Overall, however, it's a good…[read more]
76
  • Hazelwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,604
  • Up until a couple of months ago I was living in Hazelwood Missouri. I cannot tell you how glad I am to have left that boring city. If you are thinking about moving there, I strongly recommend you don’t,…[read more]
66
  • Clinton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,989
76
  • Willard, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,447
83
  • Maryville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,957
  • I've been living in Maryville Missouri for 4 years with my wife and seven kids and we have enjoyed this small town with a lot of culture and class with very friendly diverse neighbors who are more like…[read more]

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.