Murphy, MO Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-08
Murphy's Overall Cost Of Living
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 Murphy is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Murphy, MO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Murphy has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Missouri, Murphy has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Missouri's index of 91.

The standard of living in Murphy ranks as #1706 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Missouri. By definition, that implies Murphy ranks as the #4700 most expensive place in the Show Me State.

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Murphy Cost Of Living Vs. Missouri

Living Expense Murphy Missouri National Average
Overall 90 91 100
Services 91 96 100
Groceries 105 99 100
Health 92 99 100
Housing 76 78 100
Transportation 95 95 100
Utilities 101 98 100
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Murphy, 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 Murphy Missouri United States
Median Home Value $125,700 $151,600 $204,900
Median Rent $949 $809 $1,023
Median Income $47,994 $53,560 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Murphy

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Murphy
Chesterfield, MO 47,663 117 1.3x
Wildwood, MO 35,517 118 1.3x
Ballwin, MO 30,332 104 1.2x
Kirkwood, MO 27,693 107 1.2x
Webster Groves, MO 23,029 107 1.2x
Manchester, MO 18,189 100 1.1x
Town and Country, MO 11,066 152 1.7x
Columbia, IL 10,503 97 1.1x
Ladue, MO 8,586 171 1.9x
Sunset Hills, MO 8,488 122 1.4x

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