Big Springs 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.
IndexBig SpringsNebraskaNational
Cost of living index8390100
IndexBig SpringsNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index10395100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index106101100
Housing index4375100
Transportation index9898100
Utilities index9391100

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  • The cost of living in Big Springs is 8% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Big Springs is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Big Springs is 57% 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$52,083$4,340$1,215$1,563
Renters$43,125$3,594$1,006$1,294

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

ItemBig SpringsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.25$14.5918.2%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $3.00$2.4721.3%
Shampoo $1.10$1.027.6%
Movie $11.22$9.8713.7%
Bowling $6.75$4.3953.7%

Groceries

ItemBig SpringsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.01$4.4811.9%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4616.8%
Milk $2.43$2.363.1%
Potatoes $2.55$3.0616.7%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.55$8.631.0%

Health Care

ItemBig SpringsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.85$99.782.1%
Doctor $124.80$105.0318.8%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $278.85$298.506.6%

Housing

ItemBig SpringsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $59,600.00$175,700.0066.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,348.76$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $597.00$920.0035.1%

Transportation

ItemBig SpringsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $47.12$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemBig SpringsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.48$170.8010.1%
Phone $27.57$28.262.4%
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.
Lemoyne, NE3796-4%
Brule, NE41881-19%
Julesburg, CO1,17686-14%
Big Springs, NE56383-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Muddy, MT56383-17%
Bloomsdale, MO56391-9%
Glen Osborne, PA56314141%
Park Ridge, WI56395-5%
Arcadia, IA56379-21%
Big Springs, NE56383-17%
Source: The Big Springs, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.