Centralia 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.
IndexCentraliaIowaNational
Cost of living index9489100
IndexCentraliaIowaNational
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9298100
Housing index8573100
Transportation index8997100
Utilities index9196100

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  • The cost of living in Centralia is 6% higher than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Centralia is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Centralia is 15% 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$75,000$6,250$1,750$2,250
Renters$31,875$2,656$744$956

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

ItemCentraliaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.62$15.566.8%
Beauty Salon $32.96$36.118.7%
Toothpaste $2.56$2.473.7%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.3%
Movie $9.40$10.137.2%
Bowling $2.83$4.7440.2%

Groceries

ItemCentraliaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.6%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4110.0%
Milk $1.95$2.065.7%
Potatoes $2.61$2.9812.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemCentraliaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $57.75$101.0442.8%
Doctor $114.48$107.446.6%
Dentist $69.47$90.4223.2%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.280.4%
Lipitor $451.01$426.505.7%

Housing

ItemCentraliaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $169,200.00$175,700.003.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $806.77$1,133.2328.8%
Apartment Rent $538.00$920.0041.5%

Transportation

ItemCentraliaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.0%
Tire Balancing $36.67$45.7619.9%

Utilities

ItemCentraliaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.52$163.817.1%
Phone $20.00$28.3929.5%
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.
Bernard, IA11283-17%
Durango, IA1784-16%
Luxemburg, IA19285-15%
Worthington, IA35585-15%
Zwingle, IA12385-15%
Centralia, IA11994-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ali Chuk, AZ11980-20%
St. Charles, VA11982-18%
Hoehne, CO11970-30%
Olean, MO11984-16%
Prince, WV11996-4%
Centralia, IA11994-6%
Source: The Centralia, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.