Bentonia 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.
IndexBentoniaMississippiNational
Cost of living index7981100
IndexBentoniaMississippiNational
Goods & Services index9987100
Groceries index9893100
Health care index9192100
Housing index4363100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index8286100

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  • The cost of living in Bentonia is 3% lower than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Bentonia is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bentonia is 57% lower than the national average.
  • Mississippi general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Mississippi state income tax is 35% higher 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$44,583$3,715$1,040$1,338
Renters$19,750$1,646$461$593

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Mississippi3%5%

Goods & Services

ItemBentoniaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.33$14.591.8%
Beauty Salon $27.50$34.6820.7%
Toothpaste $2.52$2.471.9%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $7.25$9.8726.5%
Bowling $4.59$4.394.5%

Groceries

ItemBentoniaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.82$3.0624.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.74$8.6310.3%

Health Care

ItemBentoniaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.25$99.7818.6%
Doctor $83.67$105.0320.3%
Dentist $84.33$88.704.9%
Ibuprofen $9.47$9.410.6%
Lipitor $294.69$298.501.3%

Housing

ItemBentoniaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $69,300.00$175,700.0060.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,067.80$1,081.031.2%
Apartment Rent $463.00$920.0049.7%

Transportation

ItemBentoniaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.1%
Tire Balancing $33.50$45.2926.0%

Utilities

ItemBentoniaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.56$170.8023.0%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Satartia, MS3577-23%
Kearney Park, MS1,05785-15%
Flora, MS1,86282-18%
Madison, MS24,8711044%
Bentonia, MS55679-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
North Lynbrook, NY55616868%
Port Washington, OH55684-16%
Coyote Acres, TX55681-19%
Summit, SC55693-7%
Varnamtown, NC5561000%
Bentonia, MS55679-21%
Source: The Bentonia, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.