Moss Point 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.
IndexMoss PointMississippiNational
Cost of living index9084100
IndexMoss PointMississippiNational
Goods & Services index10893100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index8690100
Housing index6163100
Transportation index9693100
Utilities index10390100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Moss Point, MS is shown above. Compared to the state average of Mississippi the cost of living index in Moss Point, MS is 90, which is 7% higher than the average in Mississippi and compared to the national average it is 10% 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 Moss Point, MS goods and services come in at 16% higher than the average in Mississippi and are 8% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Moss Point is 7% higher than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Moss Point is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Moss Point is 39% 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$45,450$3,788$1,060$1,364
Renters$20,128$1,677$470$604
The affordability of the housing market in Moss Point, 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 Moss Point, MS homeowners, the median income is $45,450. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,060 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $20,128. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $470 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Moss Point, MS is the Mississippi sales tax and Mississippi income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Mississippi sales tax rate is 7% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Mississippi income tax rates range from 3% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemMoss PointNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.09$15.563.0%
Beauty Salon $29.34$36.1118.7%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4723.8%
Shampoo $1.06$0.969.3%
Movie $9.98$10.131.5%
Bowling $11.00$4.74132.2%

Groceries

ItemMoss PointNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.05$3.981.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4117.0%
Milk $2.02$2.062.1%
Potatoes $2.98$2.980.2%
Pizza $10.17$9.477.4%
Beer $7.41$8.7915.7%

Health Care

ItemMoss PointNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.16$101.0414.7%
Doctor $82.37$107.4423.3%
Dentist $67.34$90.4225.5%
Ibuprofen $11.07$9.2819.3%
Lipitor $431.08$426.501.1%

Housing

ItemMoss PointNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,000.00$175,700.0050.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $685.88$1,133.2339.5%
Apartment Rent $818.00$920.0011.1%

Transportation

ItemMoss PointNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$1.9912.3%
Tire Balancing $52.98$45.7615.8%

Utilities

ItemMoss PointNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.68$163.8121.4%
Phone $38.83$28.3936.8%
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.
Escatawpa, MS3,84888-12%
Pascagoula, MS22,23991-9%
Wade, MS82191-9%
Gautier, MS18,58193-7%
Grand Bay, AL3,63292-8%
Moss Point, MS13,69090-10%

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Auburn, CA13,69012828%
Piney Green, NC13,70197-3%
Metuchen, NJ13,70713838%
Miami, OK13,66981-19%
Washington, PA13,71583-17%
Moss Point, MS13,69090-10%
Source: The Moss Point, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.