Kelso 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.
IndexKelsoMissouriNational
Cost of living index9391100
IndexKelsoMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9196100
Groceries index10599100
Health care index9299100
Housing index8878100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index10198100
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  • The cost of living in Kelso is 3% higher than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Kelso is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kelso is 12% 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$53,750$4,479$1,254$1,613
      Renters$46,071$3,839$1,075$1,382

      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

      ItemKelsoNational 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

      ItemKelsoNational 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

      ItemKelsoNational 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

      ItemKelsoNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $174,000.00$184,700.005.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $855.20$1,273.3232.8%
      Apartment Rent $700.00$949.0026.2%

      Transportation

      ItemKelsoNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.57$2.590.7%
      Tire Balancing $44.41$48.909.2%

      Utilities

      ItemKelsoNational 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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Commerce, MO6296-4%
      Lambert, MO091-9%
      Allenville, MO8471-29%
      Haywood City, MO16772-28%
      Thebes, IL40675-25%
      Kelso, MO58593-7%

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      Sabin, MN58594-6%
      Richburg, SC58588-12%
      Golden City, MO58576-24%
      Brownsville, WI58599-1%
      Winter Park, CO58511313%
      Kelso, MO58593-7%
      Source: The Kelso, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.