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Enter your current job title and salary below to see what you would need to earn in St. Louis, Missouri in order to maintain your standard of living. Plus, see the median salary for your job title in St. Louis, Missouri.

Whether you're considering relocation to St. Louis, Missouri or just curious about the cost of living in St. Louis, Missouri, the PayScale Cost of Living Calculator is the place to begin your research. When looking at the cost of living charts below, be sure to pay attention to the housing expense category. Housing costs and mortgage rates can vary by city because local banks can have different mortgage rates from their national competition. If you are serious about relocation to St. Louis, Missouri, you might want to investigate local mortgage rate options before you put your house up for sale.

Cost of Living in St. Louis, Missouri by Expense Category

This chart compares the cost of living in St. Louis, Missouri by budget area to National Average.

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Cost of Living in Missouri

With an overall cost of living that's about 10 percent below the national average, St. Louis is a relatively affordable place to live. While the costs of groceries, transportation and health care are closer to the national average, the cost of housing is significantly lower. This is good news for those looking to relocate to St. Louis, but how does the city rank when it comes to median salaries? Take a look at the chart on Salaries in St. Louis, Missouri to see the median salary range for various jobs, including registered nurse, IT project manager, lawyer, and administrative assistant. According to PayScale's data, potentially lucrative industries include aerospace and defense, information technology, and financial services. To see how other industries compare, view the chart on St. Louis Salaries by Industry. Overall, salaries in St. Louis tend to be higher than in many other Missouri Cities. That could be one reason why it ranks as one of the most Popular Cities in Missouri.

If you are interested in getting a cost of living comparison for cities around Missouri, use the PayScale Cost of Living Calculator or just click on the links below.

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Cost of Living in St. Louis, Missouri Compared to Other Major Cities

This chart compares the overall cost of living in St. Louis, Missouri to the cost of living in six other major cities in the United States.

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