The 8 Cheapest Cities to Live in the U.S.

5) Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Missouri-Illinois

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Unemployment in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Missouri-Illinois, metropolitan area is just 5.9 percent. The BLS data show that average prices paid by consumers for the mix of goods and services consumed in the area are about 17.1 percent below the national average. Sperling’s data show that the overall cost of living in the area is 92 percent of the national average. Median home cost is 76.6 the average, and property tax is well below average.