Strafford 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.
Cost of living index8890100
Goods & Services index9493100
Groceries index9898100
Health care index9997100
Housing index7178100
Transportation index8794100
Utilities index99103100
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  • The cost of living in Strafford is 3% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Strafford is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Strafford is 29% 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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Goods & Services

ItemStraffordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.07$16.0918.8%
Beauty Salon $32.07$37.3314.1%
Toothpaste $2.04$2.4516.6%
Shampoo $0.96$1.004.1%
Movie $9.37$10.288.9%
Bowling $3.67$4.9325.6%


ItemStraffordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$3.8016.6%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.405.0%
Milk $2.23$2.0111.1%
Potatoes $2.87$3.014.8%
Pizza $7.99$9.8919.2%
Beer $8.19$8.908.0%

Health Care

ItemStraffordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.47$102.161.7%
Doctor $109.64$108.361.2%
Dentist $87.87$92.535.0%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.280.3%
Lipitor $431.24$425.821.3%


ItemStraffordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $118,500.00$184,700.0035.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $855.09$1,202.4428.9%
Apartment Rent $835.00$949.0012.0%


ItemStraffordNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.249.0%
Tire Balancing $36.41$46.2921.3%


ItemStraffordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.70$165.9620.0%
Phone $35.33$28.6823.2%
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.
Goodnight, MO1295-5%
Diggins, MO28981-19%
Fordland, MO84982-18%
Marshfield, MO6,95884-16%
Pleasant Hope, MO59084-16%
Strafford, MO2,14988-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Estill, SC2,14976-24%
Lakeview, CA2,14911515%
Pojoaque, NM2,14988-12%
Rouses Point, NY2,14899-1%
Cherryvale, SC2,14889-11%
Strafford, MO2,14988-12%
Source: The Strafford, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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