Fairfield 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.
IndexFairfieldIowaNational
Cost of living index8087100
IndexFairfieldIowaNational
Goods & Services index9093100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index9496100
Housing index5170100
Transportation index9197100
Utilities index10299100

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  • The cost of living in Fairfield is 8% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Fairfield is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairfield is 49% 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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Compare Fairfield, IA Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $26.00$34.6825.0%
Toothpaste $1.96$2.4720.8%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.25$9.8716.4%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.01$3.0634.3%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.78$8.639.9%

Health Care

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.00$99.7821.8%
Doctor $121.00$105.0315.2%
Dentist $69.00$88.7022.2%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $286.58$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,900.00$181,400.0054.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.84$1,081.0317.5%
Apartment Rent $561.00$889.0036.9%

Transportation

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $37.47$45.2917.3%

Utilities

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.34$170.808.5%
Phone $26.03$28.267.9%
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.
Douds, IA2970-30%
Ollie, IA27473-27%
Rome, IA9974-26%
Martinsburg, IA16676-24%
Stockport, IA26874-26%
Fairfield, IA9,46280-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hamburg, NY9,46189-11%
Sumner, WA9,45911515%
West Point, UT9,4661055%
Willoughby Hills, OH9,4571088%
Valley Center, CA9,45414545%
Fairfield, IA9,46280-20%
Source: The Fairfield, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.