Benton Park 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.
IndexBenton ParkSt. LouisMissouri
Cost of living index959091
IndexBenton ParkSt. LouisMissouri
Goods & Services index939395
Groceries index10310397
Health care index969697
Housing index877179
Transportation index949493
Utilities index113113104

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  • The cost of living in Benton Park is 4% higher than the St. Louis average.
  • The cost of living in Benton Park is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Benton Park is 13% 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)
Household$46,461$3,872$1,084$1,394

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

ItemSt. LouisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.36$15.565.1%
Beauty Salon $37.77$36.114.6%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.7%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $10.07$10.130.6%
Bowling $3.78$4.7420.2%

Groceries

ItemSt. LouisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.90$3.9823.0%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4133.6%
Milk $2.33$2.0612.9%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.7%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.1%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemSt. LouisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.95$101.0423.8%
Doctor $84.03$107.4421.8%
Dentist $91.80$90.421.5%
Ibuprofen $11.43$9.2823.2%
Lipitor $433.91$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemSt. LouisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $118,600.00$175,700.0032.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $728.96$1,133.2335.7%
Apartment Rent $742.00$920.0019.3%

Transportation

ItemSt. LouisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $43.83$45.764.2%

Utilities

ItemSt. LouisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.36$163.812.1%
Phone $38.25$28.3934.8%
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.
Champ, MO1198-2%
Brooklyn, IL80778-22%
Alorton, IL1,72979-21%
Venice, IL1,75180-20%
Washington Park, IL4,12081-19%
St. Louis, MO318,72790-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Riverside, CA313,04111919%
Corpus Christi, TX312,68089-11%
Santa Ana, CA331,26613232%
Pittsburgh, PA306,04585-15%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,47394-6%
St. Louis, MO318,72790-10%
Source: The Benton Park, St. Louis, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.