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Overall 20%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 55%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexFountain N' LakesMissouriNational
Cost of living8091100
Goods & Services9196100
Groceries10599100
Health care9299100
Housing4578100
Transportation9595100
Utilities10198100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Fountain N' Lakes is 12% lower than the Missouri average
  • The cost of living in Fountain N' Lakes is 20% lower than the national average
  • Fountain N' Lakes housing is 55% lower than the national average
  • Missouri general sales tax is 17% lower than the national average
  • Missouri state income tax is 39% 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$47,813$3,984$1,116$1,435
      Renters$16,250$1,354$379$488

      Missouri Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Missouri4.225%10.85%

      Missouri Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Missouri1.5%5.4%

      Goods & Services

      ItemFountain N' LakesNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.00$17.492.8%
      Beauty Salon $39.71$38.174.0%
      Toothpaste $2.32$2.320.0%
      Shampoo $1.06$1.014.8%
      Movie $9.83$10.728.3%
      Bowling $14.83$13.867.0%

      Groceries

      ItemFountain N' LakesNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.01$3.902.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4019.7%
      Milk $1.90$1.963.2%
      Potatoes $3.49$3.189.6%
      Pizza $9.96$10.394.2%
      Beer $9.26$9.230.3%

      Health Care

      ItemFountain N' LakesNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $78.67$106.3426.0%
      Doctor $71.67$115.2537.8%
      Dentist $102.57$98.384.3%
      Ibuprofen $11.32$9.2622.2%
      Lipitor $474.50$466.471.7%

      Housing

      ItemFountain N' LakesNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $43,600.00$184,700.0076.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $855.20$1,273.3232.8%
      Apartment Rent $893.00$949.005.9%

      Transportation

      ItemFountain N' LakesNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.57$2.590.7%
      Tire Balancing $44.41$48.909.2%

      Utilities

      ItemFountain N' LakesNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$163.79$167.602.3%
      Phone $191.07$163.4216.9%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Cave, MO196-4%
      Silex, MO6896-4%
      Whiteside, MO6096-4%
      Foley, MO10178-22%
      Brussels, IL12381-19%
      Fountain N' Lakes, MO31480-20%

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      Source: The Fountain N' Lakes, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.