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The Cost Benefit to Staying in Springfield

We compare the Queen City's cost of living to other cities in the midwest region.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Nov 2019

springfield mo skyline
Photo courtesy Springfield MO CVB

One of the benefits of working and building a life in Springfield is the cost of living—here, people spend less money on necessities like groceries, homes and utilities than those in other cities. This chart shows just how dramatic that difference can be. Nearby cities including St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago all cost quite a bit more to live in than Springfield—from 4.28% more expensive in St. Louis to a whopping 31% more in Chicago. Overall, Springfield is the place to be.

Springfield MO cost of living chart