Ashland 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.
IndexAshlandMississippiNational
Cost of living index7482100
IndexAshlandMississippiNational
Goods & Services index8189100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index9391100
Housing index5063100
Transportation index9591100
Utilities index7489100

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  • The cost of living in Ashland is 10% lower than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Ashland is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ashland is 50% lower than the national average.
  • Mississippi general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Mississippi state income tax is 35% higher 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$55,568$4,631$1,297$1,667
Renters$34,833$2,903$813$1,045

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Mississippi3%5%

Goods & Services

ItemAshlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.89$16.0913.6%
Beauty Salon $24.32$37.3334.9%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4531.5%
Shampoo $0.74$1.0025.7%
Movie $9.50$10.287.6%
Bowling $4.25$4.9313.8%

Groceries

ItemAshlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.48$3.808.6%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4025.5%
Milk $1.98$2.011.5%
Potatoes $3.20$3.016.3%
Pizza $9.36$9.895.3%
Beer $7.99$8.9010.2%

Health Care

ItemAshlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.00$102.1626.3%
Doctor $81.00$108.3625.2%
Dentist $91.50$92.531.1%
Ibuprofen $8.18$9.2811.8%
Lipitor $437.11$425.822.7%

Housing

ItemAshlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $79,700.00$184,700.0056.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $840.45$1,202.4430.1%
Apartment Rent $625.00$949.0034.1%

Transportation

ItemAshlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.249.4%
Tire Balancing $48.00$46.293.7%

Utilities

ItemAshlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.77$165.9622.4%
Phone $20.00$28.6830.3%
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.
Saulsbury, TN19779-21%
Walnut, MS1,12881-19%
Blue Mountain, MS1,07772-28%
Falkner, MS62773-27%
Grand Junction, TN31984-16%
Ashland, MS54674-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Birmingham, IA54675-25%
Shoshoni, WY54687-13%
Park City, KY54681-19%
Ripley, CA54686-14%
De Witt, NE54682-18%
Ashland, MS54674-26%
Source: The Ashland, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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