Crestwood 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 index10091100
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index10195100
Health care index10197100
Housing index10179100
Transportation index9287100
Utilities index114104100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Crestwood, MO cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Crestwood, MO is 100, which is 9% higher than the Missouri average and equal to 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 Crestwood, MO are 2% lower than the Missouri average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Crestwood is 9% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Crestwood is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Crestwood is 1% higher 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Crestwood, MO, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Crestwood, MO, the median monthly income is $70,110 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,636 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $46,895, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,094 on monthly rental expenses.

Missouri Sales Tax

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Missouri Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Crestwood, MO you will want to make sure you consider both the Missouri sales tax and the Missouri income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Missouri is 4.225%, with the highest surtax being 9.35%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Missouri have a range from 1.5% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.17$14.5910.8%
Beauty Salon $34.85$34.680.5%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.1%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $10.46$9.876.0%
Bowling $3.64$4.3917.1%


ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.69$4.4827.1%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $2.41$3.0621.3%
Pizza $8.39$9.249.2%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.00$99.7816.8%
Doctor $98.56$105.036.2%
Dentist $93.75$88.705.7%
Ibuprofen $10.71$9.4113.8%
Lipitor $306.38$298.502.6%


ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $182,000.00$175,700.003.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $711.37$1,081.0334.2%
Apartment Rent $885.00$920.003.8%


ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$2.0910.9%
Tire Balancing $44.70$45.291.3%


ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.26$170.803.8%
Phone $39.44$28.2639.6%
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.

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Venice, IL1,75181-19%
Crestwood, MO11,9341000%

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Source: The Crestwood, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.