Clayton, MO Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Clayton, MO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Clayton has an overall cost of living index of 143 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Missouri, Clayton has a cost of living index that's 1.6x higher than Missouri's index of 91.

The standard of living in Clayton ranks as #5672 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Missouri. By definition, that implies Clayton ranks as the #734 most expensive place in the Show Me State.

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Clayton Cost Of Living Vs. Missouri

Living Expense Clayton Missouri National Average
Overall 143 91 100
Services 91 96 100
Groceries 105 99 100
Health 92 99 100
Housing 254 78 100
Transportation 95 95 100
Utilities 101 98 100
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Clayton, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Clayton Missouri United States
Median Home Value $630,400 $151,600 $204,900
Median Rent $1,196 $809 $1,023
Median Income $97,145 $53,560 $60,293
Home Value To Income 6.5x 2.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Clayton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Clayton
Chesterfield, MO 47,663 117 0.8x
Wildwood, MO 35,517 118 0.8x
Ballwin, MO 30,332 104 0.7x
Kirkwood, MO 27,693 107 0.7x
Collinsville, IL 24,756 89 0.6x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,360 90 0.6x
Swansea, IL 13,863 95 0.7x
Town and Country, MO 11,066 152 1.1x
Columbia, IL 10,503 97 0.7x
Ladue, MO 8,586 171 1.2x

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