Clinton 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.
Cost of living index8981100
Goods & Services index8587100
Groceries index9893100
Health care index8992100
Housing index8963100
Transportation index8892100
Utilities index9486100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Clinton, MS is shown above. Compared to the state average of Mississippi the cost of living index in Clinton, MS is 89, which is 10% higher than the average in Mississippi and compared to the national average it is 11% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Clinton, MS goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Mississippi and are 15% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Clinton is 10% higher than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Clinton is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clinton is 11% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Clinton, MS to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Clinton, MS, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Clinton, MS salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Clinton, 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 Clinton, MS homeowners, is $74,087. This would allow for a maximum of $1,729 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $32,486 which would result in a maximum of $758 to be spent on rental costs.

Mississippi Sales Tax

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Mississippi Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Clinton, MS is the Mississippi sales tax and Mississippi income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Mississippi sales tax rate is 7% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Mississippi income tax rates range from 3% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$14.598.7%
Beauty Salon $29.40$34.6815.2%
Toothpaste $1.92$2.4722.4%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.43$4.481.0%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4613.3%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.38$3.0610.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.94$8.638.0%

Health Care

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.60$99.7823.2%
Doctor $87.00$105.0317.2%
Dentist $77.75$88.7012.3%
Ibuprofen $10.13$9.417.6%
Lipitor $281.13$298.505.8%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $150,100.00$175,700.0014.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $788.45$1,081.0327.1%
Apartment Rent $910.00$920.001.1%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.5%
Tire Balancing $45.33$45.290.1%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.91$170.8015.2%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Learned, MS4679-21%
Bolton, MS50480-20%
Raymond, MS2,16079-21%
Jackson, MS173,63181-19%
Cleary, MS1,07082-18%
Clinton, MS25,48689-11%

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Clinton, MS25,48689-11%
Source: The Clinton, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.