Dardenne Prairie 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.
IndexDardenne PrairieMissouriNational
Cost of living index12191100
IndexDardenne PrairieMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index10195100
Health care index10197100
Housing index16979100
Transportation index9287100
Utilities index114104100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Dardenne Prairie, MO cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Missouri and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Dardenne Prairie, MO is 121, which is 32% higher than the Missouri average and 21% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Dardenne Prairie, MO are 2% lower than the average for Missouri and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dardenne Prairie is 32% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Dardenne Prairie is 21% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dardenne Prairie is 69% 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)
Owners$112,083$9,340$2,615$3,363
Renters$142,188$11,849$3,317$4,266
The affordability of the housing market in Dardenne Prairie, MO as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Dardenne Prairie, MO homeowners, the median income is $112,083. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,615 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $142,188. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $3,317 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%9.35%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Dardenne Prairie, MO is the Missouri sales tax and Missouri 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 Missouri sales tax rate is 4.225% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.35%. 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 Missouri income tax rates range from 1.5% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemDardenne PrairieNational 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%

Groceries

ItemDardenne PrairieNational 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

ItemDardenne PrairieNational 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%

Housing

ItemDardenne PrairieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $261,300.00$175,700.0048.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $711.37$1,081.0334.2%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDardenne PrairieNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Champ, MO11100-0%
Three Creeks, MO397-3%
Moscow Mills, MO2,50883-17%
Fountain N' Lakes, MO30284-16%
Brussels, IL12886-14%
Dardenne Prairie, MO12,11612121%

Cities with similar population

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Cherry Creek, CO12,11313737%
Andover, KS12,11399-1%
Moody, AL12,12495-5%
Valley Falls, RI12,10811919%
Blue Ash, OH12,1241044%
Dardenne Prairie, MO12,11612121%
Source: The Dardenne Prairie, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.