Phelps City 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.
IndexPhelps CityMissouriNational
Cost of living index9591100
IndexPhelps CityMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9599100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index10297100
Housing indexn/a79100
Transportation index9687100
Utilities index91104100

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  • The cost of living in Phelps City is 4% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Phelps City is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Phelps City is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemPhelps CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.83$14.598.5%
Beauty Salon $28.50$34.6817.8%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.79$9.870.8%
Bowling $3.61$4.3917.8%


ItemPhelps CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.80$3.068.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.90$8.638.5%

Health Care

ItemPhelps CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.40$99.782.6%
Doctor $136.00$105.0329.5%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.30$9.411.2%
Lipitor $306.52$298.502.7%


ItemPhelps CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemPhelps CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.0%
Tire Balancing $47.97$45.295.9%


ItemPhelps CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.32$170.807.9%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Corning, MO498-2%
Barada, NE974-26%
Julian, NE6674-26%
Watson, MO8672-28%
Nemaha, NE15578-22%
Phelps City, MO795-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Valmy, NV71088%
Pastura, NM792-8%
Albee, SD71022%
Cotopaxi, CO793-7%
Otranto, IA793-7%
Phelps City, MO795-5%
Source: The Phelps City, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.