Grand River 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.
IndexGrand RiverIowaNational
Cost of living index7389100
IndexGrand RiverIowaNational
Goods & Services index8995100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index9798100
Housing index2873100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index9996100

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  • The cost of living in Grand River is 17% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Grand River is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Grand River is 72% 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$26,250$2,188$612$788
Renters$21,250$1,771$496$638

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

ItemGrand RiverNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.43$15.567.3%
Beauty Salon $27.88$36.1122.8%
Toothpaste $1.83$2.4726.1%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.2%
Movie $8.92$10.1311.9%
Bowling $4.51$4.744.8%

Groceries

ItemGrand RiverNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.63$3.989.0%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4121.5%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.0%
Potatoes $2.01$2.9832.7%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.37$8.794.9%

Health Care

ItemGrand RiverNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.78$101.046.2%
Doctor $120.75$107.4412.4%
Dentist $77.93$90.4213.8%
Ibuprofen $8.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $438.85$426.502.9%

Housing

ItemGrand RiverNational avg.Difference
Home Price $24,900.00$175,700.0085.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,011.66$1,133.2310.7%
Apartment Rent $554.00$920.0039.8%

Transportation

ItemGrand RiverNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$1.993.5%
Tire Balancing $47.41$45.763.6%

Utilities

ItemGrand RiverNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.60$163.814.4%
Phone $29.30$28.393.2%
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.
Beaconsfield, IA2567-33%
Ellston, IA4268-32%
Thayer, IA7070-30%
Weldon, IA14471-29%
Kellerton, IA39473-27%
Grand River, IA25973-27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Adamsburg, PA25993-7%
Genoa, WI25987-13%
Tolchester, MD25911212%
Furman, SC25982-18%
Herman, NE25982-18%
Grand River, IA25973-27%
Source: The Grand River, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.