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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Missouri 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • Dexter, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,934
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  • 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
62
  • Nevada, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,388
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  • 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
63
  • 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
77
  • Trenton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,946
54
  • 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.
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
70
  • Macon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,463
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  • Chillicothe, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,199
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  • Charleston, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,855
70
  • 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.
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  • 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
72
  • Park Hills, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,666
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  • 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
69
  • Clinton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,989
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  • Bowling Green, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,464
70
  • 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
52
  • Caruthersville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,941
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  • Richmond, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,638
72
  • 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
72
  • Marshfield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,958
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  • Bonne Terre, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,109
55
  • 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.
76
  • 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
72
  • 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
52
  • Glasgow Village, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,382
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  • Monett, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,954
66
  • 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
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  • 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
73
  • Cameron, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,150
  • Like most cities in America Cameron, Missouri has its good points and its bad points. Take for example the rising crime rate here. It isn't as bad as in many areas, but it is still a point of concern and
58
  • Berkeley, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,068
67
  • 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
68
  • 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
69
  • 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
69
  • Grandview, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,126
  • I loved visiting Grandview Missouri. This city is a suburb of Kansas City Missouri, but there are lots of homes in the area. The families are higher class families. There seems to be a large gap in the
69
  • 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.
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  • Savannah, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,103
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  • 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
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  • Excelsior Springs, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,480
  • Excelsior Springs, MO is renown for having the longest mineral water bar in the world. But I have found living here is more than historical sites, attractions, and the mineral water; it is truly home. I
68
  • De Soto, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,466
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  • 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
55
  • 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
65
  • Raytown, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,366
  • Raytown Missouri is a simple city. This is a homey place and not necessarily a tourist stop. The town is smaller, and offers community amenities to the local town folk. The town is small with a
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  • 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
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  • Fulton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,886
  • I have lived all over the world, the last five years being in Fulton, Missouri and I can say this with all honesty, of all the different places that I've called home Fulton is the nicest, safest and
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  • 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
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  • Overland, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,932
  • Nope. Nope. Nope! That's about as plainly as I can state my opinion of living in Overland Missouri. Talk about a place where the people are just too lazy to care about anything at all: their schools,
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  • 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,
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  • 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.