Forest, MS Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
77
Forest's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
3 out of 69
In Mississippi
78 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Forest is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Forest, MS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forest has an overall cost of living index of 77 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Mississippi, Forest has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Mississippi's index of 82.

The standard of living in Forest ranks as #78 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Forest ranks as the #6,341 most expensive place in the Magnolia State.

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Forest Cost Of Living Vs. Mississippi

Living Expense Forest Mississippi National Average
Overall 77 82 100
Services 96 95 100
Groceries 91 94 100
Health 91 90 100
Housing 47 64 100
Transportation 86 89 100
Utilities 103 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Mississippi, check out:
Forest Cost of Living Vs. MS

Forest, MS Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Mississippi, 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.

$98,500
Median Home Value
$604
Median Rent
$43,382
Median Income
Statistic Forest Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $98,500 $125,500 $229,800
Median Rent $604 $789 $1,096
Median Income $43,382 $46,511 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Forest Services Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Forest Mississippi
Shampoo $0.76 $1.06
Movie $9.08 $10.68
Bowling $7.08 $14.67

Detailed Forest Groceries Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Forest Mississippi
Ground Beef $5.35 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.05 $1.39
Milk $1.78 $2.05

Detailed Forest Health Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Forest Mississippi
Haircut $13.32 $18.62
Beauty Salon $23.38 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.06 $2.34

Detailed Forest Transportation Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Forest Mississippi
Potatoes $2.36 $3.29
Pizza $9.32 $10.62
Beer $9.72 $9.38
Optometrist $83.0 $108.57
Doctor $90.5 $116.17
Dentist $86.63 $99.13

Detailed Forest Utilities Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Forest Mississippi
Gasoline $2.01 $2.22
Tire Balancing $37.66 $50.07
All Electricity $122.36 $167.67
Phone $40.59 $175.64

Forest SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
6
Education
4
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Forest

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Forest
Pearl, MS 26,462 88 1.1x
Madison, MS 25,650 107 1.4x
Ridgeland, MS 24,194 95 1.2x
Brandon, MS 24,088 95 1.2x
Laurel, MS 18,403 81 1.1x
Canton, MS 11,943 88 1.1x
Byram, MS 11,519 92 1.2x
Richland, MS 7,203 89 1.2x
Philadelphia, MS 7,137 80 1.0x
Kosciusko, MS 6,778 80 1.0x

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