Decatur 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.
IndexDecaturMississippiNational
Cost of living index8181100
IndexDecaturMississippiNational
Goods & Services index8587100
Groceries index9893100
Health care index8992100
Housing index6163100
Transportation index8892100
Utilities index9486100

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  • The cost of living in Decatur is 1% lower than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Decatur is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Decatur is 39% 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$61,094$5,091$1,425$1,833
Renters$26,563$2,214$620$797

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemDecaturNational 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%

Groceries

ItemDecaturNational 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

ItemDecaturNational 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%

Housing

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,200.00$175,700.0044.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $788.45$1,081.0327.1%
Apartment Rent $658.00$920.0028.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDecaturNational 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.
Conehatta, MS1,17770-30%
Hickory, MS57374-26%
Newton, MS3,35875-25%
Lake, MS44176-24%
Chunky, MS40677-23%
Decatur, MS2,13081-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Imperial, NE2,13085-15%
Jal, NM2,13083-17%
Stewartstown, PA2,1301011%
Southwest Greensburg, PA2,13093-7%
Hampton Manor, NY2,1291033%
Decatur, MS2,13081-19%
Source: The Decatur, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.