Asbury 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.
IndexAsburyIowaNational
Cost of living index10688100
IndexAsburyIowaNational
Goods & Services index10393100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9696100
Housing index10973100
Transportation index9097100
Utilities index13699100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Asbury, IA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Asbury, IA is 106, which is 20% higher than the Iowa average and 6% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Asbury, IA are 10% higher than the Iowa average and 3% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Asbury is 20% higher than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Asbury is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Asbury is 9% higher 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Asbury, IA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Asbury, IA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Asbury, IA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$88,750$7,396$2,071$2,663
Renters$27,450$2,288$640$824
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Asbury, IA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Asbury, IA have a median income of $88,750. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,071 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $27,450, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $640.

Iowa Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Iowa6%7%

Iowa Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Iowa0.36%8.98%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Asbury, IA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Iowa, as well as the rate for income tax in Iowa. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Iowa is 7%, and the sales tax in the state of Iowa is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Iowa starts from 0.36% and goes up to 8.98%.

Goods & Services

ItemAsburyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $35.25$34.681.6%
Toothpaste $2.37$2.474.2%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.58$9.872.9%
Bowling $2.75$4.3937.4%

Groceries

ItemAsburyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.69$4.4827.1%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.20$2.366.6%
Potatoes $2.67$3.0612.8%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.62$8.630.1%

Health Care

ItemAsburyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $62.33$99.7837.5%
Doctor $118.67$105.0313.0%
Dentist $75.75$88.7014.6%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $299.55$298.500.4%

Housing

ItemAsburyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $215,200.00$175,700.0022.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $783.52$1,081.0327.5%
Apartment Rent $716.00$920.0022.2%

Transportation

ItemAsburyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.6%
Tire Balancing $39.99$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemAsburyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.50$170.807.4%
Phone $49.95$28.2676.8%
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.

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Bernard, IA11288-12%
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Cassville, WI80489-11%
Luxemburg, IA19289-11%
Zwingle, IA12390-10%
Asbury, IA4,8481066%

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Asbury, IA4,8481066%
Source: The Asbury, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.