Essex 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.
IndexEssexMissouriNational
Cost of living index7790100
IndexEssexMissouriNational
Goods & Services index8993100
Groceries index9198100
Health care index8297100
Housing index4978100
Transportation index8794100
Utilities index87103100

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  • The cost of living in Essex is 15% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Essex is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Essex is 51% 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$40,000$3,333$933$1,200
Renters$21,250$1,771$496$638

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%10.85%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%

Goods & Services

ItemEssexNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.56$16.093.3%
Beauty Salon $22.78$37.3339.0%
Toothpaste $1.67$2.4531.6%
Shampoo $0.80$1.0019.7%
Movie $9.50$10.287.6%
Bowling $4.25$4.9313.8%

Groceries

ItemEssexNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.31$3.8013.1%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4024.1%
Milk $1.46$2.0127.1%
Potatoes $2.88$3.014.2%
Pizza $9.43$9.894.6%
Beer $9.00$8.901.1%

Health Care

ItemEssexNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$102.1629.8%
Doctor $85.69$108.3620.9%
Dentist $69.56$92.5324.8%
Ibuprofen $8.23$9.2811.3%
Lipitor $412.86$425.823.0%

Housing

ItemEssexNational avg.Difference
Home Price $77,800.00$184,700.0057.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $952.61$1,202.4420.8%
Apartment Rent $633.00$949.0033.3%

Transportation

ItemEssexNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.2410.3%
Tire Balancing $37.21$46.2919.6%

Utilities

ItemEssexNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$124.14$165.9625.2%
Phone $29.33$28.682.3%
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.
Baker, MO088-12%
North Lilbourn, MO1488-12%
Grayridge, MO6888-12%
Catron, MO6088-12%
Penermon, MO8067-33%
Essex, MO55177-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Salem, IA55176-24%
Scio, NY55183-17%
Pettus, TX55186-14%
Ponce de Leon, FL55181-19%
Green Isle, MN55193-7%
Essex, MO55177-23%
Source: The Essex, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.