Malden 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.
IndexMaldenMissouriNational
Cost of living index7591100
IndexMaldenMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9399100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index8697100
Housing index3777100
Transportation index8787100
Utilities index92104100

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  • The cost of living in Malden is 18% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Malden is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Malden is 63% 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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Compare Malden, MO Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemMaldenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $23.33$34.6832.7%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.05$4.397.8%

Groceries

ItemMaldenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$4.4812.4%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.49$9.242.7%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemMaldenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $99.00$105.035.7%
Dentist $66.67$88.7024.8%
Ibuprofen $8.32$9.4111.6%
Lipitor $291.32$298.502.4%

Housing

ItemMaldenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,700.00$181,400.0068.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $849.33$1,081.0321.4%
Apartment Rent $453.00$889.0049.0%

Transportation

ItemMaldenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.3%
Tire Balancing $34.65$45.2923.5%

Utilities

ItemMaldenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.12$170.8023.8%
Phone $31.85$28.2612.7%
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.
Baker, MO091-9%
Catron, MO6768-32%
Clarkton, MO1,09772-28%
Tallapoosa, MO17572-28%
Parma, MO70273-27%
Malden, MO4,00475-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
La Joya, TX4,00470-30%
Hazlehurst, MS4,00377-23%
Dunean, SC4,00391-9%
Willow Park, TX4,00311111%
Grand Bay, AL4,00290-10%
Malden, MO4,00475-25%
Source: The Malden, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.