Forsyth 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.
IndexForsythMissouriNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexForsythMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index10095100
Health care index9497100
Housing index7279100
Transportation index8387100
Utilities index103104100

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  • The cost of living in Forsyth is 2% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Forsyth is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forsyth is 28% 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$53,333$4,444$1,244$1,600
Renters$18,393$1,533$429$552

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%9.35%

Missouri Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemForsythNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.25$14.5916.1%
Beauty Salon $33.67$34.682.9%
Toothpaste $1.69$2.4731.7%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0217.8%
Movie $9.58$9.872.9%
Bowling $3.63$4.3917.3%

Groceries

ItemForsythNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.17$4.486.9%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4616.8%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $2.76$3.069.8%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.81$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemForsythNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.00$99.786.8%
Doctor $104.00$105.031.0%
Dentist $75.25$88.7015.2%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.4110.5%
Lipitor $313.13$298.504.9%

Housing

ItemForsythNational avg.Difference
Home Price $131,100.00$175,700.0025.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $778.68$1,081.0328.0%
Apartment Rent $600.00$920.0034.8%

Transportation

ItemForsythNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.68$2.0919.7%
Tire Balancing $40.99$45.299.5%

Utilities

ItemForsythNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.33$170.8012.0%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.
Bull Creek, MO50677-23%
Taneyville, MO33482-18%
Merriam Woods, MO1,81283-17%
Spokane, MO45086-14%
Rockaway Beach, MO92986-14%
Forsyth, MO1,87490-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Catlettsburg, KY1,87579-21%
Ralls, TX1,87375-25%
Glenmoor, OH1,87278-22%
Cedar Bluff, AL1,87283-17%
Stanley, VA1,87693-7%
Forsyth, MO1,87490-10%
Source: The Forsyth, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.