Florissant 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.
IndexFlorissantMissouriNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexFlorissantMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9395100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index9697100
Housing index6879100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index113104100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Florissant, MO is displayed above. In Florissant, MO, the overall cost of living index is 89, which is 2% lower than the Missouri average and 11% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Florissant, MO, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Missouri average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Florissant is 2% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Florissant is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Florissant is 32% 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$57,837$4,820$1,349$1,735
Renters$34,937$2,911$815$1,048
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Florissant, 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 Florissant, MO homeowners, is $57,837. This would allow for a maximum of $1,349 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $34,937 which would result in a maximum of $815 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%
The Missouri sales tax and Missouri income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Florissant, MO. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Missouri sales tax is 4.225% and the maximum surtax is 9.35%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Missouri income tax rates range from 1.5% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemFlorissantNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.36$15.565.1%
Beauty Salon $37.77$36.114.6%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.7%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $10.07$10.130.6%
Bowling $3.78$4.7420.2%

Groceries

ItemFlorissantNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.90$3.9823.0%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4133.6%
Milk $2.33$2.0612.9%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.7%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.1%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemFlorissantNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.95$101.0423.8%
Doctor $84.03$107.4421.8%
Dentist $91.80$90.421.5%
Ibuprofen $11.43$9.2823.2%
Lipitor $433.91$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemFlorissantNational avg.Difference
Home Price $99,500.00$175,700.0043.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $728.96$1,133.2335.7%
Apartment Rent $867.00$920.005.8%

Transportation

ItemFlorissantNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $43.83$45.764.2%

Utilities

ItemFlorissantNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.36$163.812.1%
Phone $38.25$28.3934.8%
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, MO1198-2%
Brooklyn, IL80778-22%
Alorton, IL1,72979-21%
Venice, IL1,75180-20%
Washington Park, IL4,12081-19%
Florissant, MO52,35389-11%

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Florissant, MO52,35389-11%
Source: The Florissant, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.