Jackson, MS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
83
Jackson'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 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 6,522 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Jackson ranks as the #5,884 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 Cost of Living Vs. MS

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.

$90,700
Median Home Value
$847
Median Rent
$38,888
Median Income
Statistic Jackson Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $90,700 $119,000 $217,500
Median Rent $847 $780 $1,062
Median Income $38,888 $45,081 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Jackson Services Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Jackson Mississippi
Shampoo $0.76 $1.01
Movie $9.08 $10.72
Bowling $7.08 $13.86

Detailed Jackson Groceries Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Jackson Mississippi
Ground Beef $5.35 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.05 $1.4
Milk $1.78 $1.96

Detailed Jackson Health Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Jackson Mississippi
Haircut $13.32 $17.49
Beauty Salon $23.38 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.06 $2.32

Detailed Jackson Transportation Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Jackson Mississippi
Potatoes $2.36 $3.18
Pizza $9.32 $10.39
Beer $9.72 $9.23
Optometrist $83.0 $106.34
Doctor $90.5 $115.25
Dentist $86.63 $98.38

Detailed Jackson Utilities Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Jackson Mississippi
Gasoline $2.01 $2.59
Tire Balancing $37.66 $48.9
All Electricity $122.36 $167.6
Phone $40.59 $163.42

Jackson SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Jackson

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Jackson
Pearl, MS 26,461 86 1.0x
Madison, MS 25,592 107 1.3x
Clinton, MS 25,131 92 1.1x
Ridgeland, MS 24,269 95 1.1x
Brandon, MS 23,930 94 1.1x
Byram, MS 11,578 90 1.1x
Flowood, MS 9,030 95 1.1x
Richland, MS 7,175 87 1.0x

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