Cost of living
One of the major factors attracting people to the Ozarks is the surprisingly low cost of living in Springfield, MO. Whether you’re investing in a home or simply buying groceries or gas, your hard-earned money stretches a lot further here.
14% lower than the national average
Kiplinger ranked Springfield among “The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In.” Our cost-of-living index is 86 on a scale where the average is 100—significantly lower than Los Angeles at 145.9, Boston at 150.1, Dallas at 107.7 and Denver 110.8.
Springfield’s cost of living is:
- 2.4% lower than St. Louis
- 3.3% lower than Kansas City
- 13.9% lower than Dallas
- 35.4% lower than Chicago