Bellflower 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.
IndexBellflowerMissouriNational
Cost of living index8191100
IndexBellflowerMissouriNational
Goods & Services index10199100
Groceries index9695100
Health care index9997100
Housing index4579100
Transportation index8387100
Utilities index97104100

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  • The cost of living in Bellflower is 11% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Bellflower is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bellflower is 55% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$42,639$3,553$995$1,279
Renters$20,250$1,688$472$608

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%9.35%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%

Goods & Services

ItemBellflowerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.85$14.591.8%
Beauty Salon $23.56$34.6832.1%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $9.63$9.872.4%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemBellflowerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.41$2.362.3%
Potatoes $2.47$3.0619.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.23$8.634.7%

Health Care

ItemBellflowerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.33$99.7827.5%
Doctor $118.50$105.0312.8%
Dentist $83.20$88.706.2%
Ibuprofen $8.74$9.417.1%
Lipitor $295.43$298.501.0%

Housing

ItemBellflowerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,500.00$175,700.0067.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $959.30$1,081.0311.3%
Apartment Rent $689.00$920.0025.1%

Transportation

ItemBellflowerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.73$2.0917.5%
Tire Balancing $38.16$45.2915.7%

Utilities

ItemBellflowerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.44$170.808.4%
Phone $29.28$28.263.6%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Danville, MO4497-3%
Pendleton, MO2376-24%
Wellsville, MO1,15679-21%
Middletown, MO17780-20%
Big Spring, MO5977-23%
Bellflower, MO34781-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Virgil, IL3471011%
Dannebrog, NE34782-18%
Marshall, OK34777-23%
Santel, TX34778-22%
Dexter, KS34778-22%
Bellflower, MO34781-19%
Source: The Bellflower, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.