Webb 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.
IndexWebb CityMissouriNational
Cost of living index8491100
IndexWebb CityMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9499100
Groceries index8995100
Health care index9097100
Housing index5879100
Transportation index8787100
Utilities index119104100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Webb City, MO cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Webb City, MO is 84, which is 8% lower than the Missouri average and 16% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Webb City, MO are 5% lower than the Missouri average and 6% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Webb City is 8% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Webb City is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Webb City is 42% 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$46,743$3,895$1,091$1,402
Renters$22,338$1,862$521$670
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Webb City, 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 Webb City, MO homeowners, is $46,743. This would allow for a maximum of $1,091 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $22,338 which would result in a maximum of $521 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Webb City, MO you will want to make sure you consider both the Missouri sales tax and the Missouri income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Missouri is 4.225%, with the highest surtax being 9.35%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Missouri have a range from 1.5% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemWebb CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $19.43$34.6844.0%
Toothpaste $1.95$2.4721.2%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemWebb CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.83$4.487.9%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.49$2.365.7%
Potatoes $2.22$3.0627.5%
Pizza $12.49$9.2435.1%
Beer $8.28$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemWebb CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.75$99.7815.1%
Doctor $95.00$105.039.6%
Dentist $75.50$88.7014.9%
Ibuprofen $7.48$9.4120.5%
Lipitor $307.55$298.503.0%

Housing

ItemWebb CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $94,100.00$175,700.0046.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $750.66$1,081.0330.6%
Apartment Rent $635.00$920.0031.0%

Transportation

ItemWebb CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$2.0917.9%
Tire Balancing $45.95$45.291.5%

Utilities

ItemWebb CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$192.87$170.8012.9%
Phone $35.75$28.2626.5%
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.
Lowell, KS21674-26%
Jasper, MO99779-21%
Galena, KS3,02279-21%
Waco, MO5979-21%
Neck City, MO22380-20%
Webb City, MO10,98584-16%

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Alum Rock, CA10,99213838%
West Haven, UT10,99611111%
Webb City, MO10,98584-16%
Source: The Webb 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.