Maplewood 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.
IndexMaplewoodMissouriNational
Cost of living index9291100
IndexMaplewoodMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9395100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index9697100
Housing index7879100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index113104100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Maplewood, MO is shown above. Compared to the state average of Missouri the cost of living index in Maplewood, MO is 92, which is 1% higher than the average in Missouri and compared to the national average it is 8% 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 Maplewood, MO goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in Missouri and are 7% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Maplewood is 1% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Maplewood is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Maplewood is 22% 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$59,864$4,989$1,397$1,796
Renters$24,123$2,010$563$724
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Maplewood, MO as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Maplewood, MO homeowners, is $59,864. This would allow for a maximum of $1,397 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $24,123 which would result in a maximum of $563 to be spent on rental 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%
The Missouri sales tax and Missouri income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Maplewood, MO. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Missouri sales tax is 4.225% and the maximum surtax is 9.35%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Missouri income tax rates range from 1.5% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.36$15.565.1%
Beauty Salon $37.77$36.114.6%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.7%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $10.07$10.130.6%
Bowling $3.78$4.7420.2%

Groceries

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.90$3.9823.0%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4133.6%
Milk $2.33$2.0612.9%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.7%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.1%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.95$101.0423.8%
Doctor $84.03$107.4421.8%
Dentist $91.80$90.421.5%
Ibuprofen $11.43$9.2823.2%
Lipitor $433.91$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $143,900.00$175,700.0018.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $728.96$1,133.2335.7%
Apartment Rent $642.00$920.0030.2%

Transportation

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $43.83$45.764.2%

Utilities

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.36$163.812.1%
Phone $38.25$28.3934.8%
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.
Champ, MO1198-2%
Peaceful Village, MO598-2%
Brooklyn, IL80778-22%
Alorton, IL1,72979-21%
Venice, IL1,75180-20%
Maplewood, MO7,98792-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Perry, IA7,98681-19%
Blair, NE7,99090-10%
Rayne, LA7,98483-17%
Greenbriar, VA7,99414141%
Black Mountain, NC7,97796-4%
Maplewood, MO7,98792-8%
Source: The Maplewood, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.