Webster Groves 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.
IndexWebster GrovesMissouriNational
Cost of living index10991100
IndexWebster GrovesMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9395100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index9697100
Housing index13479100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index113104100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Webster Groves, MO is displayed above. In Webster Groves, MO, the overall cost of living index is 109, which is 19% higher than the Missouri average and 9% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Webster Groves, MO, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Missouri average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Webster Groves is 19% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Webster Groves is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Webster Groves is 34% higher 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$96,281$8,023$2,246$2,889
Renters$31,183$2,599$728$936
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Webster Groves, MO, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Webster Groves, MO homeowners have a median income of $96,281. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,246 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $31,183, which means there is a maximum of $728 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Webster Groves, MO, the Missouri income tax and the Missouri sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Missouri maximum surtax is 9.35%, and the Missouri sales tax is 4.225%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1.5% to 6% in Missouri.

Goods & Services

ItemWebster GrovesNational 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

ItemWebster GrovesNational 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

ItemWebster GrovesNational 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

ItemWebster GrovesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $241,100.00$175,700.0037.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $728.96$1,133.2335.7%
Apartment Rent $1,171.00$920.0027.3%

Transportation

ItemWebster GrovesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $43.83$45.764.2%

Utilities

ItemWebster GrovesNational 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.

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Champ, MO1198-2%
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Venice, IL1,75180-20%
Webster Groves, MO23,0841099%

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Webster Groves, MO23,0841099%
Source: The Webster Groves, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.