Central City 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.
IndexCentral CityNebraskaNational
Cost of living index8289100
IndexCentral CityNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index104100100
Health care index99101100
Housing index4972100
Transportation index10098100
Utilities index9591100

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  • The cost of living in Central City is 8% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Central City is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Central City is 51% 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$56,938$4,745$1,328$1,708
Renters$22,937$1,911$535$688

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

ItemCentral CityNational 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

ItemCentral CityNational 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

ItemCentral CityNational 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

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,300.00$181,400.0054.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $519.00$889.0041.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCentral CityNational 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.
Hordville, NE15378-22%
Clarks, NE35178-22%
Polk, NE29478-22%
Marquette, NE22479-21%
Palmer, NE55380-20%
Central City, NE2,91182-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Williamstown, WV2,91193-7%
Ferrysburg, MI2,91192-8%
Longtown, OK2,91282-18%
Bethel Acres, OK2,91082-18%
Fayetteville, WV2,91085-15%
Central City, NE2,91182-18%
Source: The Central City, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.