Branson 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.
IndexBransonMissouriNational
Cost of living index9591100
IndexBransonMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index10095100
Health care index9497100
Housing index9177100
Transportation index8387100
Utilities index103104100

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  • The cost of living in Branson is 5% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Branson is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Branson is 9% 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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Compare Branson, MO Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemBransonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.25$14.5916.1%
Beauty Salon $33.67$34.682.9%
Toothpaste $1.69$2.4731.7%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0217.8%
Movie $9.58$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.63$4.3917.3%

Groceries

ItemBransonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.17$4.486.9%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4616.8%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $2.76$3.069.8%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.81$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemBransonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.00$99.786.8%
Doctor $104.00$105.031.0%
Dentist $75.25$88.7015.2%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.4110.5%
Lipitor $313.13$298.504.9%

Housing

ItemBransonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $174,300.00$181,400.003.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $778.68$1,081.0328.0%
Apartment Rent $698.00$889.0021.5%

Transportation

ItemBransonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.68$2.0919.7%
Tire Balancing $40.99$45.299.5%

Utilities

ItemBransonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.33$170.8012.0%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.
Bull Creek, MO33777-23%
Blue Eye, AR3979-21%
Kirbyville, MO29180-20%
Oak Grove, AR40779-21%
Blue Eye, MO18682-18%
Branson, MO10,46395-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sebring, FL10,46291-9%
Ocean Pines, MD10,46412323%
Nanticoke, PA10,45988-12%
Malvern, AR10,46883-17%
Spearfish, SD10,47092-8%
Branson, MO10,46395-5%
Source: The Branson, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.