Ashton 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.
IndexAshtonNebraskaNational
Cost of living index7690100
IndexAshtonNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index104100100
Health care index99101100
Housing index3175100
Transportation index10098100
Utilities index9591100

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  • The cost of living in Ashton is 15% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Ashton is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ashton is 69% lower than the national average.
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Nebraska state income tax is 11% higher 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$34,861$2,905$813$1,046
Renters$46,250$3,854$1,079$1,388

Nebraska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nebraska5.5%7.5%

Nebraska Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nebraska2.46%6.84%

Goods & Services

ItemAshtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $17.67$34.6849.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $2.99$4.3931.9%

Groceries

ItemAshtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.34$2.360.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemAshtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.33$99.789.5%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $317.32$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemAshtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $45,600.00$175,700.0074.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $388.00$920.0057.8%

Transportation

ItemAshtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemAshtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$104.21$170.8039.0%
Phone $39.95$28.2641.4%
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.
Rockville, NE10773-27%
Cotesfield, NE4876-24%
Howard City, NE20178-22%
Elba, NE28478-22%
Farwell, NE12179-21%
Ashton, NE18676-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Isabella, OK18683-17%
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Parrott, GA18680-20%
Ramah, NM18690-10%
Arriba, CO18677-23%
Ashton, NE18676-24%
Source: The Ashton, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.