Bellevue 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.
IndexBellevueNebraskaNational
Cost of living index9190100
IndexBellevueNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index102101100
Housing index8175100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index9191100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Bellevue, NE cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Bellevue, NE is 91, which is 1% higher than the Nebraska average and 9% lower 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 Bellevue, NE are equal to the Nebraska average and 5% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bellevue is 1% higher than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Bellevue is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bellevue is 19% 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$72,238$6,020$1,685$2,167
Renters$37,167$3,097$867$1,115
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Bellevue, NE, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Bellevue, NE has a median income of about $72,238 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,685 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $37,167. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $867 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Bellevue, NE, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Nebraska, as well as the rate for income tax in Nebraska. 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 Nebraska is 7.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Nebraska is 5.5%. 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 Nebraska starts from 2.46% and goes up to 6.84%.

Goods & Services

ItemBellevueNational 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

ItemBellevueNational 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

ItemBellevueNational 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

ItemBellevueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $135,300.00$175,700.0023.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $842.00$920.008.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBellevueNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Boys Town, NE91495-5%
Richfield, NE16695-5%
La Platte, NE9268-32%
Mineola, IA15281-19%
Pacific Junction, IA38484-16%
Bellevue, NE52,69091-9%

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Source: The Bellevue, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.