Charleston, MO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
74
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average
1 out of 143
In Missouri
23 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Charleston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Charleston, MO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Charleston has an overall cost of living index of 74 which is 0.7x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Missouri, Charleston has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Missouri's index of 89.

The standard of living in Charleston ranks as #23 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Missouri. By definition, that implies Charleston ranks as the #6,396 most expensive place in the Show Me State.

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Charleston Cost Of Living Vs. Missouri

Living Expense Charleston Missouri National Average
Overall 74 89 100
Services 91 95 100
Groceries 88 96 100
Health 83 96 100
Housing 44 77 100
Transportation 89 91 100
Utilities 95 97 100
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Charleston Cost of Living Vs. MO

Charleston, MO Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Missouri, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$66,800
Median Home Value
$654
Median Rent
$30,761
Median Income
Statistic Charleston Missouri United States
Median Home Value $66,800 $163,600 $229,800
Median Rent $654 $843 $1,096
Median Income $30,761 $57,290 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Charleston Services Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Charleston Missouri
Shampoo $0.91 $1.06
Movie $8.86 $10.68
Bowling $17.17 $14.67

Detailed Charleston Groceries Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Charleston Missouri
Ground Beef $4.12 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.11 $1.39
Milk $1.8 $2.05

Detailed Charleston Health Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Charleston Missouri
Haircut $20.31 $18.62
Beauty Salon $37.5 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.68 $2.34

Detailed Charleston Transportation Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Charleston Missouri
Potatoes $2.96 $3.29
Pizza $9.82 $10.62
Beer $9.68 $9.38
Optometrist $96.67 $108.57
Doctor $130.0 $116.17
Dentist $66.83 $99.13

Detailed Charleston Utilities Costs Vs. Missouri

Item Charleston Missouri
Gasoline $1.99 $2.22
Tire Balancing $42.83 $50.07
All Electricity $154.05 $167.67
Phone $184.96 $175.64

Charleston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Charleston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Charleston
Wilson, NC 49,310 92 1.2x
Cape Girardeau, MO 40,100 86 1.2x
Paducah, KY 24,947 88 1.2x
Jackson, MO 14,893 92 1.2x
Metropolis, IL 6,053 84 1.1x
Massac, KY 5,154 96 1.3x

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