Desloge 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.
IndexDeslogeMissouriNational
Cost of living index8791100
IndexDeslogeMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index10195100
Health care index10197100
Housing index5679100
Transportation index9287100
Utilities index114104100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Desloge, MO is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Desloge, MO enjoy a cost of living index of 87. This index is 5% lower than the Missouri average, and 13% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Desloge, MO, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Missouri, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Desloge is 5% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Desloge is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Desloge is 44% lower 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$53,256$4,438$1,243$1,598
Renters$25,278$2,107$590$758
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Desloge, MO 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 Desloge, MO homeowners, is $53,256. This would allow for a maximum of $1,243 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $25,278 which would result in a maximum of $590 to be spent on rental 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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Desloge, MO, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Missouri, as well as the rate for income tax in Missouri. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Missouri is 9.35%, and the sales tax in the state of Missouri is 4.225%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Missouri starts from 1.5% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemDeslogeNational 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

ItemDeslogeNational 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

ItemDeslogeNational 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

ItemDeslogeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,000.00$175,700.0045.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $711.37$1,081.0334.2%
Apartment Rent $545.00$920.0040.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDeslogeNational 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.
Wortham, MO222100-0%
Frankclay, MO9375-25%
Mineral Point, MO37379-21%
Doe Run, MO96279-21%
Iron Mountain Lake, MO83881-19%
Desloge, MO4,96987-13%

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King George, VA4,9711088%
Desloge, MO4,96987-13%
Source: The Desloge, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.