Arcadia cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexArcadiaIowaNational
Cost of living index7988100
IndexArcadiaIowaNational
Goods & Services index8693100
Groceries index9195100
Health care index9796100
Housing index5473100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index8599100

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  • The cost of living in Arcadia is 11% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Arcadia is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Arcadia is 46% lower than the national average.
  • Iowa general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Iowa state income tax is 84% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$54,231$4,519$1,265$1,627
Renters$54,688$4,557$1,276$1,641

Iowa Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Iowa6%7%

Iowa Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Iowa0.36%8.98%

Goods & Services

ItemArcadiaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.00$14.5916.5%
Beauty Salon $32.00$34.687.7%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemArcadiaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.11$4.488.2%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4610.0%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.61$3.0614.7%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.09$8.636.3%

Health Care

ItemArcadiaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.00$99.7814.8%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $79.00$88.7010.9%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $300.03$298.500.5%

Housing

ItemArcadiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,500.00$175,700.0050.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,077.99$1,081.030.3%
Apartment Rent $588.00$920.0036.1%

Transportation

ItemArcadiaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.7%
Tire Balancing $50.00$45.2910.4%

Utilities

ItemArcadiaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.96$170.8010.4%
Phone $22.40$28.2620.7%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vail, IA38577-23%
Manilla, IA99778-22%
Kiron, IA27779-21%
Dedham, IA22075-25%
Lidderdale, IA21375-25%
Arcadia, IA56379-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Conneaut Lake, PA56378-22%
Muddy, MT56383-17%
Aguilar, CO56377-23%
Bloomsdale, MO56391-9%
Arlington, OR56385-15%
Arcadia, IA56379-21%
Source: The Arcadia, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.