Gulfport, MS Cost of Living

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Gulfport cost of living score
Less expensive
17.4% lower
than the US average
5.0% higher
than the Mississippi average
Gulfport, Mississippi gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 82.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 17.4% lower than the U.S. average and 5.0% lower than the average for Mississippi.

Gulfport, MS

Housing costs in Gulfport?
A typical home costs $172,600, which is 49.0% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 11.1% more expensive than the average Mississippi home, at $155,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Gulfport costs $900 per month, which is 37.1% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $890.

Can I afford Gulfport?
To live comfortably in Gulfport, Mississippi, a minimum annual income of $33,120 for a family, and $29,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Gulfport?
Gulfport, Mississippi has a cost of living index rating slightly lower than that if the nation at 95 due largely to its relatively low housing costs making up 37%, transportation at 11%, groceries (12%), utilities (7%) and healthcare making up 9%. Although utility costs remain relatively high due largely to expensive power sources such as coal or nuclear energy most other categories are either on par or even below average providing citizens with an overall reasonable cost of living compared with almost anywhere else in America whilst having access similar amenities found citywide from whatever municipality they call home.
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I am a retiree who moved to Gulfport, MS two years ago and am truly enjoying this charming beach town. The crime rate is relatively low as is the cost of living. Yes,  More

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Over 4 years ago

Here is an updated review in 2020. The last review I’ve seen was in 2011. A lot of things have changed. Specifically speaking about Gulfport, the population has grown.  More

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Apparently this forum is a place where people who can't or won't make their lives successful and happy come to blame the place they are living, which in this case is the  More

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