Ocean Springs, MS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
94
Ocean Springs's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
60 out of 67
In Mississippi
2,370 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 Ocean Springs is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Ocean Springs, MS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ocean Springs has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Mississippi, Ocean Springs has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Mississippi's index of 84.

The standard of living in Ocean Springs ranks as #2,371 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Mississippi. By definition, that implies Ocean Springs ranks as the #4,035 most expensive place in the Magnolia State.

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Ocean Springs Cost Of Living Vs. Mississippi

Living Expense Ocean Springs Mississippi National Average
Overall 94 84 100
Services 98 94 100
Groceries 97 94 100
Health 91 91 100
Housing 86 63 100
Transportation 98 90 100
Utilities 93 95 100
For more reading on cost of living around Mississippi, check out:
Ocean Springs Cost of Living Vs. MS

Ocean Springs, 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.

$174,000
Median Home Value
$954
Median Rent
$58,713
Median Income
Statistic Ocean Springs Mississippi United States
Median Home Value $174,000 $119,000 $217,500
Median Rent $954 $780 $1,062
Median Income $58,713 $45,081 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.0x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Ocean Springs Services Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Ocean Springs Mississippi
Shampoo $1.21 $1.01
Movie $10.23 $10.72
Bowling $3.98 $13.86

Detailed Ocean Springs Groceries Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Ocean Springs Mississippi
Ground Beef $3.59 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.11 $1.4
Milk $2.32 $1.96

Detailed Ocean Springs Health Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Ocean Springs Mississippi
Haircut $14.78 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.68 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.56 $2.32

Detailed Ocean Springs Transportation Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Ocean Springs Mississippi
Potatoes $3.29 $3.18
Pizza $10.43 $10.39
Beer $8.0 $9.23
Optometrist $87.83 $106.34
Doctor $87.58 $115.25
Dentist $87.5 $98.38

Detailed Ocean Springs Utilities Costs Vs. Mississippi

Item Ocean Springs Mississippi
Gasoline $2.05 $2.59
Tire Balancing $51.72 $48.9
All Electricity $114.1 $167.6
Phone $35.39 $163.42

Ocean Springs SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ocean Springs

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ocean Springs
Gulfport, MS 71,676 89 0.9x
Biloxi, MS 45,906 92 1.0x
Pascagoula, MS 21,809 87 0.9x
Gautier, MS 18,496 89 0.9x
Moss Point, MS 13,451 85 0.9x
Gulf Hills, MS 8,352 93 1.0x
St. Martin, MS 7,963 88 0.9x
Gulf Park Estates, MS 7,053 95 1.0x
Latimer, MS 6,895 92 1.0x

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