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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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.