Study Shows Strong Purchasing Power in Moniteau County

Balancing a budget can be tough: you have to know how far each dollar can be stretched. However, that may be easier in some places than others. A new study from financial technology company SmartAsset shows where in Missouri people can get the most out of their money. The study compares median income and cost of living data nationwide to find the counties where people hold the most purchasing power.

For a look at the leaders in Missouri, check the table below:

Rank County, State Cost of Living Median Income Purchasing Power Index
1 Platte, MO $39,945 $68,254 77.37
2 Saint Charles, MO $43,404 $72,415 75.54
3 Clay, MO $38,316 $62,099 73.39
4 Cass, MO $38,336 $61,584 72.74
5 Saint Louis, MO $38,046 $59,755 71.12
6 Andrew, MO $35,912 $55,613 70.12
7 Johnson, MO $32,723 $49,792 68.90
8 Moniteau, MO $31,546 $47,725 68.50
9 Christian, MO $35,708 $53,270 67.55
10 Clinton, MO $36,900 $54,773 67.21

The full study results, methodology, and interactive map can be found here: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/cost-of-living-calculator?#Missouri