Ferguson 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.
IndexFergusonIowaNational
Cost of living index7688100
IndexFergusonIowaNational
Goods & Services index8693100
Groceries index9195100
Health care index9796100
Housing index4573100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index8599100

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  • The cost of living in Ferguson is 14% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Ferguson is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ferguson is 55% 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$45,625$3,802$1,065$1,369
Renters$40,000$3,333$933$1,200

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

ItemFergusonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.00$14.5916.5%
Beauty Salon $32.00$34.687.7%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemFergusonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.11$4.488.2%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4610.0%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.61$3.0614.7%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.09$8.636.3%

Health Care

ItemFergusonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.00$99.7814.8%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $79.00$88.7010.9%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $300.03$298.500.5%

Housing

ItemFergusonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $43,800.00$175,700.0075.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,077.99$1,081.030.3%
Apartment Rent $850.00$920.007.6%

Transportation

ItemFergusonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.7%
Tire Balancing $50.00$45.2910.4%

Utilities

ItemFergusonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.96$170.8010.4%
Phone $22.40$28.2620.7%
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.
Green Mountain, IA12279-21%
Laurel, IA36174-26%
Gilman, IA69276-24%
Albion, IA43076-24%
Montour, IA26882-18%
Ferguson, IA10876-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
La Victoria, TX10862-38%
Parnell, MO10872-28%
Danvers, MN10891-9%
Leipsic, DE1081044%
Foley, MO10883-17%
Ferguson, IA10876-24%
Source: The Ferguson, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.