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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Hattiesburg, Mississippi is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Hattiesburg, Mississippi is more expensive.

Overall, Hattiesburg, Mississippi cost of living is 89.20.

  COST OF LIVINGHattiesburg, MississippiUnited States
  Overall  89100
  Grocery  99.1100
  Health  94100
  Housing  71100
  Utilities  103100
  Transportation  99100
  Miscellaneous  97100

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Larger MS Town - Smaller Minds
I grew up in Hattiesburg but have lived in many US & Int'l cities. There is an oddity about Hattiesburg. Many of the average citizens behave cliquishly, live beyond... (read more)
A varied little flood zone.
Hattiesburg experiences virtually all of the extremes in weather. The summers are hot and humid. Fall is still pretty nasty, except for the latter part of September.... (read more)
Hot and Humid
If you like the heat and don't care about how the humidity will frizz your hair from May through October, this is the place for you. The four seasons don't exist here. ... (read more)
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Is it time to leave?
Hattiesburg is generally a pleasant city to live in and raise a family, and is a convenient for several weekend destinations, but I'm seriously contemplating a move.... (read more)
A great place to live
Hattiesburg has two universities, the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University which has a new medical school. There are numerous community... (read more)
Went to college there..loved it
From Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, etc...went to college here at Southern Miss....I live in Colorado now and actually missed it. It is a small town that is family... (read more)
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