Davenport 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.
IndexDavenportIowaNational
Cost of living index9188100
IndexDavenportIowaNational
Goods & Services index9993100
Groceries index10095100
Health care index9296100
Housing index7173100
Transportation index10297100
Utilities index10099100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Davenport, IA is displayed above. In Davenport, IA, the overall cost of living index is 91, which is 2% higher than the Iowa average and 9% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Davenport, IA, the city's goods and services are 6% higher than the Iowa average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Davenport is 2% higher than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Davenport is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Davenport is 29% 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$59,604$4,967$1,391$1,788
Renters$28,704$2,392$670$861
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Davenport, IA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Davenport, IA homeowners have a median income of $59,604. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,391 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $28,704, which means there is a maximum of $670 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Iowa Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Iowa6%7%

Iowa Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Iowa0.36%8.98%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Davenport, IA you will want to make sure you consider both the Iowa sales tax and the Iowa income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Iowa is 6%, with the highest surtax being 7%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Iowa have a range from 0.36% to 8.98%.

Goods & Services

ItemDavenportNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$14.597.5%
Beauty Salon $28.00$34.6819.3%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $2.75$4.3937.4%

Groceries

ItemDavenportNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.69$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.37$8.633.0%

Health Care

ItemDavenportNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.00$99.782.8%
Doctor $115.00$105.039.5%
Dentist $64.67$88.7027.1%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.414.5%
Lipitor $296.88$298.500.5%

Housing

ItemDavenportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,200.00$175,700.0031.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,182.15$1,081.039.4%
Apartment Rent $693.00$920.0024.7%

Transportation

ItemDavenportNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.092.9%
Tire Balancing $51.92$45.2914.7%

Utilities

ItemDavenportNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.93$170.8016.3%
Phone $34.56$28.2622.3%
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.
Oak Grove, IL75677-23%
Cleveland, IL13784-16%
Stockton, IA21786-14%
Panorama Park, IA11086-14%
Milan, IL5,12286-14%
Davenport, IA101,31691-9%

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Highlands Ranch, CO101,35012626%
Rialto, CA101,3671099%
Santa Maria, CA101,46811616%
El Cajon, CA101,58212929%
Erie, PA100,83278-22%
Davenport, IA101,31691-9%
Source: The Davenport, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.