Pleasant Hill 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.
IndexPleasant HillMissouriNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexPleasant HillMissouriNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index9797100
Housing index8679100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index84104100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Pleasant Hill, MO is displayed above. In Pleasant Hill, MO, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 3% higher than the Missouri average and 6% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Pleasant Hill, MO, the city's goods and services are 6% higher than the Missouri average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pleasant Hill is 3% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Pleasant Hill is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pleasant Hill is 14% 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$63,542$5,295$1,483$1,906
Renters$36,505$3,042$852$1,095
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Pleasant Hill, 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 Pleasant Hill, MO homeowners, is $63,542. This would allow for a maximum of $1,483 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $36,505 which would result in a maximum of $852 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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Pleasant Hill, MO, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Missouri, as well as the rate for income tax in Missouri. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Missouri is 9.35%, and the sales tax in the state of Missouri is 4.225%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Missouri starts from 1.5% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemPleasant HillNational 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

ItemPleasant HillNational 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

ItemPleasant HillNational 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

ItemPleasant HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $145,500.00$175,700.0017.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $852.00$920.007.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPleasant HillNational 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.

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La Tour, MO6576-24%
Gunn City, MO8580-20%
Strasburg, MO12080-20%
Baldwin Park, MO8480-20%
Lake Annette, MO11182-18%
Pleasant Hill, MO8,17394-6%

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Pleasant Hill, MO8,17394-6%
Source: The Pleasant Hill, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.