St. Louis ranks No. 1 on best cities for cheapskates list

5:05 PM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- Recently the City of St. Louis has not been on the positive end of national media lists. The city has been mentioned on such national lists as saddest cities in the country, worst cities for men, and most polluted cities in America.

St. Louis has yet again been placed at the top of another list. However, this ranking is a bit more positive, so cheer up St. Louisans.

The city of St. Louis ranks number one on Kiplinger's 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates List. Kiplinger reports that St. Louis residents earnings fall in line with the rest of the country but their living costs are nine-percent below the national average.

Kiplinger also notes that some of the cities' most popular attractions have little or no charge for admission, such as Forest Park, the St. Louis Zoo and Citygarden.

And when it comes to museums and libraries, St. Louis holds its own against some of the biggest cities in the country. The city has more museums and libraries per capita than larger cities like New York and Washington, D.C.

With the summer months quickly approaching, embrace your new title St. Louis and enjoy all of the cities cheapskate-friendly activities.

To see what other cities ranked, check out Kiplinger's 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates.

The following is a list of free things to do in St. Louis, found on the CVC's website.

- St. Louis Zoo
- St. Louis Science Center
- Gatway Arch Westward Museum, Leeve Market
Missouri History Museum
- St. Louis Art Museum
Union Station Memories Museum and self guided tour
- Laumeier Sculpture Park
- Grants Farm
- Purina Farms
Anheuser Busch tour
Bellefontaine Cemetery
- Black Madonna Shrine
National Shrine of our Lady of the Snow
Cahokia Mounds
Cathedral Basilica
- City Garden
Delmar Loop Planet Walk and Walk of Fame
Fort Belle Fontaine 
- Gateway Classic Walk of Fame
- Ulysses S. Grant Natl Historic Site (White Haven)
Holocaust Museum 
- Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum 
- Turtle Playground across from Forest Park
- World Bird Sanctuary

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