Greenwood 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.
IndexGreenwoodMissouriNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexGreenwoodMissouriNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index9797100
Housing index8579100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index84104100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Greenwood, MO is displayed above. In Greenwood, MO, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 3% higher than the Missouri average and 6% 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 Greenwood, MO, the city's goods and services are 6% higher than the Missouri average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Greenwood is 3% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Greenwood is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenwood is 15% 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$74,338$6,195$1,734$2,230
Renters$42,381$3,532$989$1,272
The affordability of the housing market in Greenwood, MO as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Greenwood, MO homeowners, the median income is $74,338. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,734 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $42,381. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $989 used for their rent related monthly 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Greenwood, MO you will want to make sure you consider both the Missouri sales tax and the Missouri income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Missouri is 4.225%, with the highest surtax being 9.35%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Missouri have a range from 1.5% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.53$15.560.2%
Beauty Salon $30.80$36.1114.7%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.7%
Movie $9.59$10.135.3%
Bowling $4.71$4.740.5%

Groceries

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$3.9811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4141.4%
Milk $2.09$2.061.1%
Potatoes $2.60$2.9812.9%
Pizza $9.23$9.472.6%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.35$101.040.7%
Doctor $91.94$107.4414.4%
Dentist $91.87$90.421.6%
Ibuprofen $8.64$9.286.9%
Lipitor $436.91$426.502.4%

Housing

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $141,500.00$175,700.0019.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $891.00$920.003.2%

Transportation

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $45.97$45.760.5%

Utilities

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.92$163.819.1%
Phone $21.29$28.3925.0%
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.
La Tour, MO6576-24%
Gunn City, MO8580-20%
Strasburg, MO12080-20%
Baldwin Park, MO8480-20%
Lake Annette, MO11182-18%
Greenwood, MO5,32294-6%

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Greenwood, MO5,32294-6%
Source: The Greenwood, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.