Walker 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.
IndexWalkerMissouriNational
Cost of living index7891100
IndexWalkerMissouriNational
Goods & Services index8895100
Groceries index9097100
Health care index9197100
Housing index4279100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index121104100

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  • The cost of living in Walker is 14% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Walker is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Walker is 58% 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$47,500$3,958$1,108$1,425
Renters$22,500$1,875$525$675

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

ItemWalkerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.94$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $23.11$36.1136.0%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.2%
Shampoo $0.93$0.964.0%
Movie $12.06$10.1319.1%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemWalkerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$3.986.6%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.416.4%
Milk $2.10$2.061.9%
Potatoes $2.55$2.9814.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.62$8.792.0%

Health Care

ItemWalkerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.60$101.047.4%
Doctor $105.33$107.442.0%
Dentist $77.73$90.4214.0%
Ibuprofen $6.71$9.2827.7%
Lipitor $425.83$426.500.2%

Housing

ItemWalkerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $52,400.00$175,700.0070.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $755.34$1,133.2333.3%
Apartment Rent $646.00$920.0029.8%

Transportation

ItemWalkerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.71$1.9914.3%
Tire Balancing $51.34$45.7612.2%

Utilities

ItemWalkerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.51$163.8113.2%
Phone $37.89$28.3933.5%
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.
Metz, MO4268-32%
Milo, MO12371-29%
Schell City, MO20873-27%
Moundville, MO16273-27%
Rockville, MO13774-26%
Walker, MO30478-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vicco, KY30484-16%
Monroe, NE30482-18%
Spring Ridge, FL30490-10%
Natoma, KS30472-28%
Cordova, NM30479-21%
Walker, MO30478-22%
Source: The Walker, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.