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.
|Living Expense||Forest||Mississippi||National Average|
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.
|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|