Hillcrest 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.
IndexHillcrestKansas CityMissouri
Cost of living index819291
IndexHillcrestKansas CityMissouri
Goods & Services index10110195
Groceries index10010097
Health care index979797
Housing index427979
Transportation index959593
Utilities index8484104

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  • The cost of living in Hillcrest is 12% lower than the Kansas City average.
  • The cost of living in Hillcrest is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hillcrest is 58% 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)
Household$25,838$2,153$603$775

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

ItemKansas CityNational 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

ItemKansas CityNational 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

ItemKansas CityNational 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

ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,600.00$175,700.0024.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $796.00$920.0013.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemKansas CityNational 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.
River Bend, MO697-3%
Baldwin Park, MO8480-20%
Randolph, MO2683-17%
Birmingham, MO23383-17%
Sugar Creek, MO3,34486-14%
Kansas City, MO465,00592-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Long Beach, CA468,59413939%
Sacramento, CA476,07511414%
Mesa, AZ452,09194-6%
Virginia Beach, VA445,62311515%
Atlanta, GA440,6411066%
Kansas City, MO465,00592-8%
Source: The Hillcrest, Kansas City, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.