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Missouri's index score in the third quarter is 91.2 out of 100 – the lower the score, the lower the costs.
Provided by Missouri Economic Research and Information Center
Missouri's index score in the third quarter is 91.2 out of 100 – the lower the score, the lower the costs.

Cost of living rises for Springfield-area residents in Q3

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The Springfield metropolitan area's cost of living was up in the third quarter.

Springfield's overall score was 90.8 on a 100-point index, up from 90.5 in the second quarter. The survey results from the Council for Community & Economic Research were presented by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, according to a news release.

During the third quarter, Missouri's score was 91.2. A score of 100 represents the national average – the lower the score, the lower the costs.

The Springfield metro area scored the best in housing, with a 78.9 index score; followed by transportation, at 91.3; utilities, at 92.8; miscellaneous, at 94.9; groceries, at 98.9; and health care, at 101.7, according to the release.

Missouri's index score gave it a No. 12 ranking among states. Individually, the Show-Me State scored higher than Springfield in all categories; it had an 82.1 score in housing, 93.5 in miscellaneous, 94.1 in transportation, 94.2 in utilities, 96 in health care and 98 in groceries.

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