Westphalia 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.
IndexWestphaliaMissouriNational
Cost of living index8790100
IndexWestphaliaMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index9698100
Health care index9997100
Housing index6678100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index101103100

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  • The cost of living in Westphalia is 4% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Westphalia is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westphalia is 34% 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$60,000$5,000$1,400$1,800
Renters$25,000$2,083$583$750

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

ItemWestphaliaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.39$16.0916.8%
Beauty Salon $36.23$37.333.0%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.4510.6%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0014.4%
Movie $8.28$10.2819.5%
Bowling $4.43$4.9310.2%

Groceries

ItemWestphaliaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$3.803.0%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4018.9%
Milk $2.49$2.0124.2%
Potatoes $2.78$3.017.7%
Pizza $9.59$9.893.0%
Beer $8.47$8.904.8%

Health Care

ItemWestphaliaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.65$102.1611.3%
Doctor $103.48$108.364.5%
Dentist $88.71$92.534.1%
Ibuprofen $9.76$9.285.2%
Lipitor $468.32$425.8210.0%

Housing

ItemWestphaliaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $128,600.00$184,700.0030.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $939.15$1,202.4421.9%
Apartment Rent $532.00$949.0043.9%

Transportation

ItemWestphaliaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.7%
Tire Balancing $40.13$46.2913.3%

Utilities

ItemWestphaliaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.39$165.964.0%
Phone $30.61$28.686.7%
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.
Meta, MO26879-21%
Argyle, MO22883-17%
Linn, MO1,48584-16%
Freeburg, MO46487-13%
St. Elizabeth, MO30688-12%
Westphalia, MO37987-13%

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New Falcon, TX37966-34%
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Delanson, NY3791033%
Spavinaw, OK37984-16%
Westphalia, MO37987-13%
Source: The Westphalia, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.