Affton cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAfftonMissouriNational
Cost of living index9391100
IndexAfftonMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9395100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index9697100
Housing index8179100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index113104100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Affton, MO is displayed above. In Affton, MO, the overall cost of living index is 93, which is 2% higher than the Missouri average and 7% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Affton, MO, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Missouri average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Affton is 2% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Affton is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Affton is 19% lower than the national average.
  • Missouri general sales tax is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Missouri state income tax is 33% lower than the national average.

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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Affton, MO to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Affton, MO, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Affton, MO salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$62,912$5,243$1,468$1,888
Renters$39,955$3,330$932$1,199
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Affton, MO by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Affton, MO have a median income of $62,912. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,468 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $39,955, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $932.

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%9.35%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Affton, MO, the Missouri income tax and the Missouri sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Missouri maximum surtax is 9.35%, and the Missouri sales tax is 4.225%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1.5% to 6% in Missouri.

Goods & Services

ItemAfftonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.36$15.565.1%
Beauty Salon $37.77$36.114.6%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.7%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $10.07$10.130.6%
Bowling $3.78$4.7420.2%

Groceries

ItemAfftonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.90$3.9823.0%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4133.6%
Milk $2.33$2.0612.9%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.7%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.1%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemAfftonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.95$101.0423.8%
Doctor $84.03$107.4421.8%
Dentist $91.80$90.421.5%
Ibuprofen $11.43$9.2823.2%
Lipitor $433.91$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemAfftonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $141,600.00$175,700.0019.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $728.96$1,133.2335.7%
Apartment Rent $769.00$920.0016.4%

Transportation

ItemAfftonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $43.83$45.764.2%

Utilities

ItemAfftonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.36$163.812.1%
Phone $38.25$28.3934.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Floraville, IL098-2%
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Brooklyn, IL80778-22%
Alorton, IL1,72979-21%
Affton, MO21,35893-7%

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Affton, MO21,35893-7%
Source: The Affton, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.