Posted on: May 28, 2021


Located in the heart of the Midwest, Missouri is a great place to live and has something for everyone. Kansas City and St. Louis are the largest cities in the state and populate most of Missouri’s residents. With its low cost-of-living and affordable housing, many people are calling this state their home.

Cost of living:

If a nurse wanted to rent a 3-bedroom house, it would cost $1,110 on average per month, while a mortgage would cost $1,020 for the same house. Financing a car in Chicago would cost on average $540 per month. The average food cost per person is $250 per month. Therefore, a nurse who commutes to Missouri will roughly spend between $1,900 – $2,200 per month on housing, food, car upkeep and other essential expenses. Nurses placed through Adevia’s program can expect to net $4,200 a month, allowing them to cover their living expenses comfortably and still have money for their family.


Missouri has a wide variety of educational services, ranging from preschool to college education. The average private school tuition in Missouri is approximately $700 per month whereas public schools are free. However, if your child would attend a public school, parents usually pay between $50 to $200 per month for stationery, after-school activities and other necessities for education. 


The state of Missouri has a large number of quality hospitals. The Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis was ranked the top hospital in the state of Missouri. The state’s major hospitals include St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Boone Hospital Center.


Missouri, or “The Show Me State”, has lots to offer visitors, from impressive natural scenery and outdoor adventures to exciting cities with interesting museums and lots more. Hiking, horseback riding, and water sports (canoeing or kayaking) are all popular activities in the Lake of the Ozarks region. Nurses can visit the Ha Ha Tonk State Park. It is one of the state’s most treasured gems, best known for housing one of America’s few castle ruins. Nurses can also explore Onondaga Cave State Park whereby they head underground to discover a world of wonders that include towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones. Finally, nurses can visit the Gateway Arch, which dominates and defines the skyline.


Missouri’s culture blends elements from the Midwestern and Southern United States. The musical styles of ragtime, Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues developed in Missouri. The well-known Kansas City-style barbecue and lesser-known St. Louis-style barbecue, can be found across the state and beyond.

If you like outdoor activities and low-cost living, Missouri is a great place to consider moving. It’s the perfect state to move with your family as it is easy to set down roots and explore all of the opportunities Missouri has to offer!

To make your dream of moving to Missouri come true, apply to Adevia Health today!

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