Queen 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.
IndexQueen CityMissouriNational
Cost of living index7391100
IndexQueen CityMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9099100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index9497100
Housing index2779100
Transportation index9187100
Utilities index102104100

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  • The cost of living in Queen City is 20% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Queen City is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Queen City is 73% 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$32,969$2,747$769$989
Renters$20,089$1,674$469$603

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

ItemQueen CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $26.00$34.6825.0%
Toothpaste $1.96$2.4720.8%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.25$9.8716.4%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemQueen CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.01$3.0634.3%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.78$8.639.9%

Health Care

ItemQueen CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.00$99.7821.8%
Doctor $121.00$105.0315.2%
Dentist $69.00$88.7022.2%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $286.58$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemQueen CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $43,500.00$175,700.0075.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.84$1,081.0317.5%
Apartment Rent $307.00$920.0066.6%

Transportation

ItemQueen CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $37.47$45.2917.3%

Utilities

ItemQueen CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.34$170.808.5%
Phone $26.03$28.267.9%
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.
Livonia, MO9469-31%
Downing, MO26271-29%
Worthington, MO14275-25%
Novinger, MO49579-21%
Glenwood, MO20476-24%
Queen City, MO61873-27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lee, FL61883-17%
Avon, SD61878-22%
Plum City, WI61896-4%
Reile's Acres, ND61811414%
Clarkrange, TN61880-20%
Queen City, MO61873-27%
Source: The Queen 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.