Balltown 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.
IndexBalltownIowaNational
Cost of living index9888100
IndexBalltownIowaNational
Goods & Services index10393100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9696100
Housing index8373100
Transportation index9097100
Utilities index13699100

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  • The cost of living in Balltown is 11% higher than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Balltown is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Balltown is 17% 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$65,000$5,417$1,517$1,950
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemBalltownNational 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

ItemBalltownNational 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

ItemBalltownNational 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

ItemBalltownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $145,800.00$175,700.0017.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $783.52$1,081.0327.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBalltownNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Millville, IA2181-19%
Glen Haven, WI8083-17%
Durango, IA1788-12%
Cassville, WI80489-11%
Luxemburg, IA19289-11%
Balltown, IA5998-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Crystal Downs Country Club, MI5918282%
Raymond, KS5975-25%
Bergoo, WV5973-27%
Waco, MO5979-21%
Rogers, ND5973-27%
Balltown, IA5998-2%
Source: The Balltown, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.