Hattiesburg, MS Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
83
Hattiesburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
30 out of 67
In Mississippi
522 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Hattiesburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hattiesburg, MS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hattiesburg has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Mississippi, Hattiesburg has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Mississippi's index of 84.

The standard of living in Hattiesburg ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Hattiesburg ranks as the #5,884 most expensive place in the Magnolia State.

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Hattiesburg Cost Of Living Vs. Mississippi

Living Expense Hattiesburg Mississippi National Average
Overall 83 84 100
Services 87 94 100
Groceries 103 94 100
Health 90 91 100
Housing 65 63 100
Transportation 91 90 100
Utilities 95 95 100
For more reading on cost of living around Mississippi, check out:
Hattiesburg Cost of Living Vs. MS

Hattiesburg, 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.

$113,200
Median Home Value
$791
Median Rent
$34,735
Median Income
Statistic Hattiesburg Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $113,200 $119,000 $217,500
Median Rent $791 $780 $1,062
Median Income $34,735 $45,081 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.3x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Hattiesburg Services Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Hattiesburg Mississippi
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $10.97 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Hattiesburg Groceries Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Hattiesburg Mississippi
Ground Beef $3.46 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.35 $1.4
Milk $2.27 $1.96

Detailed Hattiesburg Health Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Hattiesburg Mississippi
Haircut $17.78 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.38 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.24 $2.32

Detailed Hattiesburg Transportation Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Hattiesburg Mississippi
Potatoes $3.97 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $9.39 $9.23
Optometrist $98.59 $106.34
Doctor $95.0 $115.25
Dentist $91.0 $98.38

Detailed Hattiesburg Utilities Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Hattiesburg Mississippi
Gasoline $2.35 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.38 $48.9
All Electricity $154.94 $167.6
Phone $178.05 $163.42

Hattiesburg SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Hattiesburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Hattiesburg
Laurel, MS 18,508 78 0.9x
Bogalusa, LA 11,673 80 1.0x
Petal, MS 10,584 87 1.0x
West Hattiesburg, MS 6,352 88 1.1x
Columbia, MS 5,992 79 1.0x

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