Southwest 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.
IndexSouthwest CityMissouriNational
Cost of living index8190100
IndexSouthwest CityMissouriNational
Goods & Services index8493100
Groceries index9098100
Health care index9197100
Housing index4878100
Transportation index10294100
Utilities index128103100

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  • The cost of living in Southwest City is 11% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Southwest City is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Southwest City is 52% 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$37,813$3,151$882$1,135
Renters$25,074$2,090$585$752

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%10.85%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%

Goods & Services

ItemSouthwest CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.06$16.090.2%
Beauty Salon $22.76$37.3339.0%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.455.0%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0010.0%
Movie $11.66$10.2813.4%
Bowling $3.50$4.9329.0%

Groceries

ItemSouthwest CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$3.801.1%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.402.2%
Milk $2.00$2.010.2%
Potatoes $2.09$3.0130.5%
Pizza $7.95$9.8919.6%
Beer $8.64$8.902.9%

Health Care

ItemSouthwest CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.32$102.168.6%
Doctor $106.75$108.361.5%
Dentist $77.40$92.5316.3%
Ibuprofen $7.27$9.2821.6%
Lipitor $424.61$425.820.3%

Housing

ItemSouthwest CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $81,600.00$184,700.0055.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $761.36$1,202.4436.7%
Apartment Rent $553.00$949.0041.7%

Transportation

ItemSouthwest CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.246.2%
Tire Balancing $54.44$46.2917.6%

Utilities

ItemSouthwest CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$193.64$165.9616.7%
Phone $41.00$28.6842.9%
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.
Deer Lick, OK01055%
Brush Creek, OK171055%
White Water, OK311055%
Dennis, OK1151055%
Maysville, AR10294-6%
Southwest City, MO97281-19%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rushmere, VA97297-3%
Belwood, NC97286-14%
Winslow West, AZ97289-11%
Ripley, NY97281-19%
Funny River, AK97211313%
Southwest City, MO97281-19%
Source: The Southwest City, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.