Canton 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.
IndexCantonMississippiNational
Cost of living index8384100
IndexCantonMississippiNational
Goods & Services index9193100
Groceries index9494100
Health care index8890100
Housing index6863100
Transportation index8793100
Utilities index8690100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Canton, MS cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Canton, MS is 83, which is equal to the Mississippi average and 17% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Canton, MS are 2% lower than the Mississippi average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Canton is equal to the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Canton is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Canton is 32% 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$40,921$3,410$955$1,228
Renters$30,122$2,510$703$904
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Canton, MS as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Canton, MS homeowners, is $40,921. This would allow for a maximum of $955 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $30,122 which would result in a maximum of $703 to be spent on rental costs.

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Mississippi3%5%
The Mississippi sales tax and Mississippi income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Canton, MS. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Mississippi sales tax is 7% and the maximum surtax is 7.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Mississippi income tax rates range from 3% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemCantonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.70$15.5612.0%
Beauty Salon $29.73$36.1117.7%
Toothpaste $3.08$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $9.47$10.136.5%
Bowling $4.88$4.743.1%

Groceries

ItemCantonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.47$3.9837.4%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $2.28$2.0610.5%
Potatoes $2.58$2.9813.5%
Pizza $8.69$9.478.3%
Beer $9.04$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemCantonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.51$101.0424.3%
Doctor $93.67$107.4412.8%
Dentist $81.17$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $7.67$9.2817.3%
Lipitor $390.83$426.508.4%

Housing

ItemCantonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $110,000.00$175,700.0037.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $883.13$1,133.2322.1%
Apartment Rent $742.00$920.0019.3%

Transportation

ItemCantonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.78$1.9910.6%
Tire Balancing $37.63$45.7617.8%

Utilities

ItemCantonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$123.15$163.8124.8%
Phone $28.82$28.391.5%
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.
Ridgeland, MS24,20994-6%
Madison, MS24,8711055%
Canton, MS13,32183-17%

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Canton, MS13,32183-17%
Source: The Canton, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.