Cost of Living in Springfield

Summary about cost of living in Springfield, MO, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 $ 5.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 50.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 4.00-5.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.62 $ 3.50-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 $ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 1.50-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.12 $ 2.40-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.50-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.00-2.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.63 $ 1.00-2.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.20 $ 2.29-6.02
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.49-4.59
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.25 $ 2.69-8.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.37 $ 0.99-4.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.45-0.75
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $ 0.69-2.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.72 $ 0.79-2.59
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.69-2.68
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 $ 0.59-1.79
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $ 1.00-3.25
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.25 $ 0.50-2.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 $ 5.00-19.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $ 2.50-2.84
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.99-4.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.75 $ 4.00-6.75
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.35 $ 1.30-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-3.25
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.12 $ 1.68-2.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,249.50 $ 18,999.00-21,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,966.67 $ 20,900.00-21,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.47 $ 150.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 $ 0.10-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.75 $ 45.00-88.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18.75 $ 9.99-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $ 20.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 8.00-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 975.00 $ 750.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,250.00 $ 3,500.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.29 $ 18.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.67 $ 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.29 $ 40.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.83 $ 60.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 596.43 $ 450.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 625.00 $ 475.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 941.67 $ 650.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 893.75 $ 600.00-1,250.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129.71 $ 97.50-258.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 75.71 $ 68.30-110.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,413.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.46 4.00-4.54

Prices in Springfield, Missouri

This city had 274 entries in the past 12 months by 29 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
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2 Comments so far
Tom on Jun 29, 2017:
I am not a native to this area, but have lived here longer than any other single place in my life. 21 years has seen many changes to the region. Good investments in infrastructure. Improved intersections and major roads (including interstate) helping traffic move well, slow but steady improvements in city parks and walking trails, and housing costs that are quite affordable on middle income families. Social support systems for the homeless are not great, but on another level the food banks are good here and there is a quality of giving among the people that helps those that want to be helped. Strong Habitat for Humanity presence that provides low cost options for families to become homeowners.

Springfield is in the heart of the Ozark mountains, on a plateau that tends to split serious weather systems to flow north of south of the metro area. Mild winters, but 4 seasons. Lots of opportunities for the outdoor person. Many rafting and canoeing rivers, many very pristine. Very close to the first National River (The Buffalo) Lots of hiking trails within easy reach. There is a good equestrian community that ranges from Western Pleasure to all out Rodeo (all skill levels)

There is talk of the crime rate. It is primarily property crime at a level that is not unusual. Violent crime tends to be of two sorts. Domestic violence claims lives on occasion, but many services for escaping those circumstances. Other violent crimes are criminal on criminal i.e.; drug deal disputes, etc.
No serious gang issues, mostly wannabes. Drugs are a problem in the lower income areas with meth the principle problem.

On a happier note there is am amazing array of restaurants, both chain and local. I have never lived anywhere with more folks that eat out and new eateries opening. Good coffee shops. Broadway road-shows frequently at the Hammons Hall, and top tier musical artists in reasonable number. About a 45 minute drive to Branson, a national vacation destination for entertainment, clean lakes and amusement parks.

Last comment- When you think of Springfield you need to also consider the cities surrounding the city. With less than a 20 minute drive you have a range of smaller towns with populations from 5,000 to 20,000. surrounding this city of about 175,000. Lots of options.
T :Goshomi on Mar 15, 2017:
Wish to live in SF city to sustain thiis cheaper life ; Would I get a chance