Arthur 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.
IndexArthurIowaNational
Cost of living index7888100
IndexArthurIowaNational
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index10296100
Housing index3973100
Transportation index9697100
Utilities index9199100

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  • The cost of living in Arthur is 11% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Arthur is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Arthur is 61% 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$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
Renters$34,583$2,882$807$1,038

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

ItemArthurNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.83$14.598.5%
Beauty Salon $28.50$34.6817.8%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.79$9.870.8%
Bowling $3.61$4.3917.8%

Groceries

ItemArthurNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.80$3.068.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.90$8.638.5%

Health Care

ItemArthurNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.40$99.782.6%
Doctor $136.00$105.0329.5%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.30$9.411.2%
Lipitor $306.52$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemArthurNational avg.Difference
Home Price $49,100.00$175,700.0072.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $608.00$920.0033.9%

Transportation

ItemArthurNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.0%
Tire Balancing $47.97$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemArthurNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.32$170.807.9%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Nemaha, IA8569-31%
Ricketts, IA14674-26%
Battle Creek, IA67677-23%
Odebolt, IA1,21778-22%
Ida Grove, IA2,09379-21%
Arthur, IA16178-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Morse Bluff, NE16184-16%
Palmer, IL16180-20%
Astoria, SD16179-21%
Charlton, MD16111111%
Bennett Springs, NV1611033%
Arthur, IA16178-22%
Source: The Arthur, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.