Joplin 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.
IndexJoplinMontanaNational
Cost of living index8297100
IndexJoplinMontanaNational
Goods & Services index101101100
Groceries index102102100
Health care index103103100
Housing index4799100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index7777100

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  • The cost of living in Joplin is 16% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Joplin is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Joplin is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Montana general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • Montana state income tax is 55% 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$41,705$3,475$973$1,251
Renters$0$0$0$0

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Montana1%6.9%

Goods & Services

ItemJoplinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.52$16.093.5%
Beauty Salon $37.52$37.330.5%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.455.1%
Shampoo $0.97$1.002.7%
Movie $10.53$10.282.5%
Bowling $3.92$4.9320.6%

Groceries

ItemJoplinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.802.1%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.4010.5%
Milk $1.94$2.013.5%
Potatoes $4.28$3.0142.3%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.68$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemJoplinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.93$102.1616.9%
Doctor $133.00$108.3622.7%
Dentist $84.00$92.539.2%
Ibuprofen $9.71$9.284.7%
Lipitor $433.64$425.821.8%

Housing

ItemJoplinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,000.00$184,700.0052.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,334.85$1,202.4411.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemJoplinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.7%
Tire Balancing $37.26$46.2919.5%

Utilities

ItemJoplinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.05$165.9616.2%
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.
Inverness, MT9172-28%
Rudyard, MT15179-21%
Chester, MT90086-14%
Joplin, MT20782-18%

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Casa, AR20767-33%
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Ehrenfeld, PA20785-15%
Elmo, MO20785-15%
Joplin, MT20782-18%
Source: The Joplin, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.