Cobalt 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.
IndexCobaltMissouriNational
Cost of living index8090100
IndexCobaltMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9193100
Groceries index10598100
Health care index9697100
Housing index3778100
Transportation index9694100
Utilities index114103100

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  • The cost of living in Cobalt is 12% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Cobalt is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cobalt is 63% 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$31,250$2,604$729$938
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

ItemCobaltNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.21$16.097.0%
Beauty Salon $34.20$37.338.4%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.454.5%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0012.6%
Movie $10.24$10.280.4%
Bowling $3.59$4.9327.3%

Groceries

ItemCobaltNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$3.8024.5%
Fried Chicken $1.93$1.4037.9%
Milk $2.49$2.0124.0%
Potatoes $2.91$3.013.2%
Pizza $9.21$9.896.9%
Beer $8.68$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemCobaltNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.31$102.1623.3%
Doctor $81.57$108.3624.7%
Dentist $97.45$92.535.3%
Ibuprofen $11.27$9.2821.5%
Lipitor $432.37$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemCobaltNational avg.Difference
Home Price $46,800.00$184,700.0074.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $804.85$1,202.4433.1%
Apartment Rent $613.00$949.0035.4%

Transportation

ItemCobaltNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$2.240.6%
Tire Balancing $41.12$46.2911.2%

Utilities

ItemCobaltNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.88$165.961.8%
Phone $37.05$28.6829.2%
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.
Mine La Motte, MO33598-2%
Doe Run, MO1,08079-21%
Marquand, MO31282-18%
Junction City, MO32382-18%
Fredericktown, MO4,05884-16%
Cobalt, MO33180-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cliffside, NC33191-9%
Milburn, OK33180-20%
Stapleton, NE33179-21%
North Loup, NE33176-24%
Castle Valley, UT3311099%
Cobalt, MO33180-20%
Source: The Cobalt, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.