Jackson, MS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Jackson'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 Jackson is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Jackson, MS?

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

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

The standard of living in Jackson ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Jackson ranks as the #5884 most expensive place in the Magnolia State.

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Jackson Cost Of Living Vs. Mississippi

Living Expense Jackson Mississippi National Average
Overall 83 84 100
Services 95 94 100
Groceries 89 94 100
Health 89 91 100
Housing 58 63 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 104 95 100
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Jackson, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Jackson Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $90,800 $114,500 $204,900
Median Rent $824 $762 $1,023
Median Income $37,563 $43,567 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.4x 2.6x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.21x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Jackson

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Jackson
Pearl, MS 26,508 86 1.0x
Madison, MS 25,522 107 1.3x
Clinton, MS 25,456 92 1.1x
Ridgeland, MS 24,265 95 1.1x
Brandon, MS 23,688 94 1.1x
Byram, MS 11,657 90 1.1x
Flowood, MS 8,870 95 1.1x
Richland, MS 7,185 87 1.0x

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