A stethascope with a blue overlay.
A mother and father walking with their daughter in front of Banana Republic at the Battlefield Mall in Springfield, MO.
Four gas pump nozzles in green, white, blue and yellow.
A beige two story house with white trim.
A brown paper bag full of groceries including a baguette.

Cost of Living

One of the major factors attracting people to the Ozarks is the surprisingly low cost of living in Springfield, MO. With an average home sales price of $161,703 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 88.2 on a scale where the average is 100—significantly lower than San Diego at 146.1, Philadelphia at 117.2, and Dallas at 102.1.

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