Fortescue 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.
Cost of living index9891100
Goods & Services index10499100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9297100
Housing indexn/a79100
Transportation index8787100
Utilities index92104100

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  • The cost of living in Fortescue is 7% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Fortescue is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fortescue is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemFortescueNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.40$14.595.5%
Beauty Salon $27.20$34.6821.6%
Toothpaste $2.15$2.4713.1%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.95$4.3912.7%


ItemFortescueNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.85$4.488.3%
Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4622.3%
Milk $1.71$2.3627.4%
Potatoes $2.57$3.0616.1%
Pizza $9.34$9.241.1%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemFortescueNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.00$99.7829.3%
Doctor $81.50$105.0322.4%
Dentist $79.40$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $8.71$9.417.5%
Lipitor $299.67$298.500.4%


ItemFortescueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $822.01$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemFortescueNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.79$2.0914.5%
Tire Balancing $40.94$45.299.6%


ItemFortescueNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.56$170.808.3%
Phone $26.01$28.267.9%
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.
Corning, MO498-2%
Bigelow, MO1271-29%
Barada, NE974-26%
Rulo, NE18374-26%
Graham, MO19177-23%
Fortescue, MO898-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
South Park View, KY895-5%
Nash, ND898-2%
Posey, CA81066%
Raleigh, ND899-1%
Auburn, ND898-2%
Fortescue, MO898-2%
Source: The Fortescue, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.