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.
IndexGreenwoodMississippiNational
Cost of living index7984100
IndexGreenwoodMississippiNational
Goods & Services index9193100
Groceries index9494100
Health care index8890100
Housing index5263100
Transportation index8793100
Utilities index8690100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Greenwood, MS is shown above. Compared to the state average of Mississippi the cost of living index in Greenwood, MS is 79, which is 6% lower than the average in Mississippi and compared to the national average it is 21% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Greenwood, MS goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Mississippi and are 9% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Greenwood is 6% lower than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Greenwood is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenwood is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Mississippi general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Mississippi state income tax is 35% higher 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$48,664$4,055$1,135$1,460
Renters$14,889$1,241$347$447
The affordability of the housing market in Greenwood, MS 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, MS homeowners, the median income is $48,664. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,135 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $14,889. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $347 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Mississippi3%5%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Greenwood, MS, the Mississippi income tax and the Mississippi 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 Mississippi maximum surtax is 7.25%, and the Mississippi sales tax is 7%. 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 3% to 5% in Mississippi.

Goods & Services

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.70$15.5612.0%
Beauty Salon $29.73$36.1117.7%
Toothpaste $3.08$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $9.47$10.136.5%
Bowling $4.88$4.743.1%

Groceries

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.47$3.9837.4%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $2.28$2.0610.5%
Potatoes $2.58$2.9813.5%
Pizza $8.69$9.478.3%
Beer $9.04$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.51$101.0424.3%
Doctor $93.67$107.4412.8%
Dentist $81.17$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $7.67$9.2817.3%
Lipitor $390.83$426.508.4%

Housing

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $84,000.00$175,700.0052.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $883.13$1,133.2322.1%
Apartment Rent $555.00$920.0039.7%

Transportation

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.78$1.9910.6%
Tire Balancing $37.63$45.7617.8%

Utilities

ItemGreenwoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$123.15$163.8124.8%
Phone $28.82$28.391.5%
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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Cruger, MS38972-28%
Sidon, MS44272-28%
Schlater, MS37874-26%
Morgan City, MS29274-26%
Itta Bena, MS2,15978-22%
Greenwood, MS15,87379-21%

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