Carthage, MO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
82
Carthage's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Carthage is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Carthage, MO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Carthage has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Missouri, Carthage has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Missouri's index of 91.

The standard of living in Carthage ranks as #408 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Missouri. By definition, that implies Carthage ranks as the #5998 most expensive place in the Show Me State.

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Carthage Cost Of Living Vs. Missouri

Living Expense Carthage Missouri National Average
Overall 82 91 100
Services 89 96 100
Groceries 92 99 100
Health 96 99 100
Housing 54 78 100
Transportation 98 95 100
Utilities 106 98 100
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Carthage Cost of Living Vs. MO

Carthage, MO Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Missouri, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$89,800
Median Home Value
$766
Median Rent
$40,440
Median Income
Statistic Carthage Missouri United States
Median Home Value $89,800 $151,600 $204,900
Median Rent $766 $809 $1,023
Median Income $40,440 $53,560 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.18x 0.2x

Carthage SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Carthage

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Carthage
Joplin, MO 50,073 85 1.0x
Neosho, MO 12,009 82 1.0x
Monett, MO 8,917 83 1.0x
Carl Junction, MO 7,995 89 1.1x
Aurora, MO 7,435 81 1.0x
Grove, OK 6,862 88 1.1x

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