Chunky 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.
IndexChunkyMississippiNational
Cost of living index7684100
IndexChunkyMississippiNational
Goods & Services index8493100
Groceries index9894100
Health care index9090100
Housing index4663100
Transportation index9193100
Utilities index9190100

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  • The cost of living in Chunky is 9% lower than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Chunky is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Chunky is 54% 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$38,214$3,185$892$1,147
Renters$33,594$2,800$784$1,008

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemChunkyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.66$15.565.8%
Beauty Salon $31.80$36.1111.9%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.2%
Shampoo $0.87$0.969.8%
Movie $9.84$10.132.9%
Bowling $4.50$4.745.0%

Groceries

ItemChunkyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.02$3.980.9%
Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4125.1%
Milk $2.30$2.0611.4%
Potatoes $3.25$2.989.1%
Pizza $8.40$9.4711.3%
Beer $10.09$8.7914.8%

Health Care

ItemChunkyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.33$101.0421.5%
Doctor $85.42$107.4420.5%
Dentist $84.75$90.426.3%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.281.6%
Lipitor $397.84$426.506.7%

Housing

ItemChunkyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,000.00$175,700.0060.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $862.28$1,133.2323.9%
Apartment Rent $570.00$920.0038.0%

Transportation

ItemChunkyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$1.9911.4%
Tire Balancing $44.53$45.762.7%

Utilities

ItemChunkyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.14$163.8116.3%
Phone $28.65$28.390.9%
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.
Hickory, MS57374-26%
Stonewall, MS1,34874-26%
Newton, MS3,35876-24%
Nellieburg, MS1,43278-22%
Meridian, MS40,80979-21%
Chunky, MS40676-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lattimore, NC40685-15%
St. Michael, AK4061055%
Bronson, KS40677-23%
Crystal Lakes, MO40689-11%
Kylertown, PA40678-22%
Chunky, MS40676-24%
Source: The Chunky, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.