Big Spring 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.
IndexBig SpringMissouriNational
Cost of living index8690100
IndexBig SpringMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index9698100
Health care index9997100
Housing index6478100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index101103100
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  • The cost of living in Big Spring is 4% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Big Spring is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Big Spring is 36% 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$81,250$6,771$1,896$2,438
Renters$0$0$0$0

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%10.85%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%

Goods & Services

ItemBig SpringNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.39$16.0916.8%
Beauty Salon $36.23$37.333.0%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.4510.6%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0014.4%
Movie $8.28$10.2819.5%
Bowling $4.43$4.9310.2%

Groceries

ItemBig SpringNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$3.803.0%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4018.9%
Milk $2.49$2.0124.2%
Potatoes $2.78$3.017.7%
Pizza $9.59$9.893.0%
Beer $8.47$8.904.8%

Health Care

ItemBig SpringNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.65$102.1611.3%
Doctor $103.48$108.364.5%
Dentist $88.71$92.534.1%
Ibuprofen $9.76$9.285.2%
Lipitor $468.32$425.8210.0%

Housing

ItemBig SpringNational avg.Difference
Home Price $118,100.00$184,700.0036.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $939.15$1,202.4421.9%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBig SpringNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.7%
Tire Balancing $40.13$46.2913.3%

Utilities

ItemBig SpringNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.39$165.964.0%
Phone $30.61$28.686.7%
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.
Pendleton, MO2796-4%
Danville, MO4096-4%
High Hill, MO19078-22%
Morrison, MO9178-22%
McKittrick, MO8779-21%
Big Spring, MO5086-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rossie, IA5079-21%
Goodyears Bar, CA501066%
Watrous, NM5095-5%
North Crows Nest, IN50220120%
Regal, MN5092-8%
Big Spring, MO5086-14%
Source: The Big Spring, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.