Dougherty 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.
IndexDoughertyIowaNational
Cost of living index7089100
IndexDoughertyIowaNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9995100
Health care index10098100
Housing index1573100
Transportation index8297100
Utilities index9496100

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  • The cost of living in Dougherty is 21% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Dougherty is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dougherty is 85% 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$58,125$4,844$1,356$1,744
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemDoughertyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.99$15.5622.0%
Beauty Salon $25.45$36.1129.5%
Toothpaste $2.37$2.474.3%
Shampoo $1.02$0.966.0%
Movie $8.67$10.1314.4%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemDoughertyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.47$3.9812.9%
Fried Chicken $1.96$1.4139.1%
Milk $1.90$2.067.8%
Potatoes $2.40$2.9819.6%
Pizza $9.32$9.471.6%
Beer $8.57$8.792.5%

Health Care

ItemDoughertyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.50$101.0421.3%
Doctor $120.67$107.4412.3%
Dentist $82.14$90.429.2%
Ibuprofen $10.41$9.2812.2%
Lipitor $441.04$426.503.4%

Housing

ItemDoughertyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $25,600.00$175,700.0085.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $889.35$1,133.2321.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemDoughertyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.6%
Tire Balancing $25.16$45.7645.0%

Utilities

ItemDoughertyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$174.36$163.816.4%
Phone $21.97$28.3922.6%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Roseville, IA094-6%
Portland, IA1794-6%
Aredale, IA7069-31%
Chapin, IA16173-27%
Bristow, IA14976-24%
Dougherty, IA7070-30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Strong City, OK7077-23%
Wellfleet, NE7073-27%
Aredale, IA7069-31%
Grand Marsh, WI7082-18%
Curlew, IA7069-31%
Dougherty, IA7070-30%
Source: The Dougherty, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.