Holstein 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.
IndexHolsteinIowaNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexHolsteinIowaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index9495100
Health care index9898100
Housing index4773100
Transportation index9697100
Utilities index9196100

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  • The cost of living in Holstein is 10% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Holstein is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Holstein is 53% 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$52,337$4,361$1,221$1,570
Renters$29,350$2,446$685$881

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

ItemHolsteinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.39$15.561.1%
Beauty Salon $34.42$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $1.77$2.4728.3%
Shampoo $0.87$0.969.8%
Movie $9.71$10.134.1%
Bowling $3.52$4.7425.6%

Groceries

ItemHolsteinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.7%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.417.5%
Milk $1.85$2.0610.5%
Potatoes $2.73$2.988.3%
Pizza $9.32$9.471.6%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemHolsteinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.17$101.045.8%
Doctor $135.83$107.4426.4%
Dentist $70.17$90.4222.4%
Ibuprofen $9.04$9.282.6%
Lipitor $434.14$426.501.8%

Housing

ItemHolsteinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $81,600.00$175,700.0053.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $892.28$1,133.2321.3%
Apartment Rent $435.00$920.0052.7%

Transportation

ItemHolsteinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.7%
Tire Balancing $53.40$45.7616.7%

Utilities

ItemHolsteinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.07$163.813.8%
Phone $21.00$28.3926.0%
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.
Washta, IA27176-24%
Cushing, IA20074-26%
Quimby, IA28078-22%
Battle Creek, IA67676-24%
Odebolt, IA1,21777-23%
Holstein, IA1,40880-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arroyo Seco, NM1,40812525%
Cottonwood Shores, TX1,40886-14%
Granger, IA1,40893-7%
Awendaw, SC1,4081000%
Coon Rapids, IA1,40879-21%
Holstein, IA1,40880-20%
Source: The Holstein, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.