Bruce 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.
IndexBruceMississippiNational
Cost of living index7082100
IndexBruceMississippiNational
Goods & Services index8189100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index9391100
Housing index3763100
Transportation index9591100
Utilities index7489100

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  • The cost of living in Bruce is 15% lower than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Bruce is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bruce is 63% 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$35,250$2,938$822$1,058
Renters$15,694$1,308$366$471

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.89$16.0913.6%
Beauty Salon $24.32$37.3334.9%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4531.5%
Shampoo $0.74$1.0025.7%
Movie $9.50$10.287.6%
Bowling $4.25$4.9313.8%

Groceries

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.48$3.808.6%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4025.5%
Milk $1.98$2.011.5%
Potatoes $3.20$3.016.3%
Pizza $9.36$9.895.3%
Beer $7.99$8.9010.2%

Health Care

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.00$102.1626.3%
Doctor $81.00$108.3625.2%
Dentist $91.50$92.531.1%
Ibuprofen $8.18$9.2811.8%
Lipitor $437.11$425.822.7%

Housing

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $59,900.00$184,700.0067.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $840.45$1,202.4430.1%
Apartment Rent $449.00$949.0052.7%

Transportation

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.249.4%
Tire Balancing $48.00$46.293.7%

Utilities

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.77$165.9622.4%
Phone $20.00$28.6830.3%
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.
Pittsboro, MS17070-30%
Vardaman, MS1,32571-29%
Derma, MS89871-29%
Big Creek, MS30772-28%
Calhoun City, MS2,07172-28%
Bruce, MS1,70170-30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mullens, WV1,70183-17%
Bradford, OH1,70185-15%
Pumpkin Center, NC1,70098-2%
Darien, WI1,70292-8%
Humboldt, KS1,70077-23%
Bruce, MS1,70170-30%
Source: The Bruce, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.