Cost of Living
One of the major factors attracting people to the Springfield area and the Ozarks is our surprisingly low cost of living. With an average home sales price of $128,765 people from across the U.S. are always astonished by the amount of home they can purchase here for a relatively low cost. And whether you’re investing in a home or simply buying groceries or gas, your hard-earned money stretches a lot further.
Kiplinger ranked Springfield tenth in the list “10 U.S. Cities with the Cheapest Cost of Living,” and our cost of living index is 89.1 on a scale where the average is 100—significantly lower than San Diego at 131.8, Philadelphia at 122.8, and Dallas at 98.9.