Glendale 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.
IndexGlendaleMissouriNational
Cost of living index12791100
IndexGlendaleMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index10195100
Health care index10197100
Housing index19379100
Transportation index9287100
Utilities index114104100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Glendale, MO cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Glendale, MO is 127, which is 39% higher than the Missouri average and 27% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Glendale, MO are 2% lower than the Missouri average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Glendale is 39% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Glendale is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glendale is 93% higher 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$115,446$9,621$2,694$3,464
Renters$82,063$6,839$1,915$2,462
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Glendale, MO, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Glendale, MO, the median monthly income is $115,446 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,694 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $82,063, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,915 on monthly rental expenses.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Glendale, MO, the Missouri income tax and the Missouri sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Missouri maximum surtax is 9.35%, and the Missouri sales tax is 4.225%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1.5% to 6% in Missouri.

Goods & Services

ItemGlendaleNational 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

ItemGlendaleNational 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

ItemGlendaleNational 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

ItemGlendaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $323,600.00$175,700.0084.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $711.37$1,081.0334.2%
Apartment Rent $1,951.00$920.00112.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGlendaleNational 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.
Champ, MO11100-0%
Peaceful Village, MO597-3%
Brooklyn, IL80779-21%
Alorton, IL1,72980-20%
Venice, IL1,75181-19%
Glendale, MO5,92612727%

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Glendale, MO5,92612727%
Source: The Glendale, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.