St. Louis is an independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city is the principal municipality of Greater St. Louis which is the largest urban area in Missouri and 16th-largest in the United States.
St. Louis has 8 Fortune 500 companies. During the late 20th and early 21th century several corporate pillars left the city. The greater St Louis region is known as an academic and corporate center for the biomedical sciences, has built up a formidable health care industry and is home to some of the country's largest privately held corporations.
St Louis has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups.
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