Kingston 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.
IndexKingstonMissouriNational
Cost of living index8191100
IndexKingstonMissouriNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index9797100
Housing index4379100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index84104100

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  • The cost of living in Kingston is 11% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Kingston is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kingston is 57% 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$26,806$2,234$625$804
Renters$22,917$1,910$535$688

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

ItemKingstonNational 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

ItemKingstonNational 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

ItemKingstonNational 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

ItemKingstonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $55,600.00$175,700.0068.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $638.00$920.0030.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemKingstonNational 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.
Lock Springs, MO6176-24%
Cowgill, MO15377-23%
Kidder, MO27678-22%
Breckenridge, MO26379-21%
Elmira, MO6580-20%
Kingston, MO32281-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chamisal, NM32284-16%
Lexa, AR32274-26%
Dix, NE32281-19%
Dozier, AL32281-19%
Steward, IL32288-12%
Kingston, MO32281-19%
Source: The Kingston, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.