Regional Comparison

St. Louis City-County Annual Budget

Indianapolis - Marion County Annual Budget

Louisville - Jefferson County Annual Budget

Budget Data Reveals Massive Overspending on St. Louis Municipal Services

Better Together compared the budgets of metropolitan Louisville (KY) and Indianapolis (IN) to that of St. Louis region (St. Louis City and County).

Per Capita Cost

Research revealed that the per capita cost to fund municipal services in St. Louis City and County is $1,918.93, compared to $1,328.40 in Indianapolis-Marion County. 

Based on the per capita numbers, a St. Louis family of four pays more than $7,600 per year for government services – 44 percent more than what the same family would pay in Indianapolis.