Lawrence 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.
IndexLawrenceNebraskaNational
Cost of living index7890100
IndexLawrenceNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index104100100
Health care index99101100
Housing index3675100
Transportation index10098100
Utilities index9591100

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  • The cost of living in Lawrence is 13% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Lawrence is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lawrence is 64% lower than the national average.
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Nebraska state income tax is 11% higher 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$47,500$3,958$1,108$1,425
Renters$19,286$1,607$450$579

Nebraska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nebraska5.5%7.5%

Nebraska Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nebraska2.46%6.84%

Goods & Services

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $17.67$34.6849.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $2.99$4.3931.9%

Groceries

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.34$2.360.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.33$99.789.5%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $317.32$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $50,700.00$175,700.0071.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $478.00$920.0048.0%

Transportation

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$104.21$170.8039.0%
Phone $39.95$28.2641.4%
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.
Cowles, NE1672-28%
Deweese, NE4873-27%
Guide Rock, NE23875-25%
Nelson, NE50275-25%
Red Cloud, NE1,12077-23%
Lawrence, NE32078-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Laurinburg, NC32082-18%
Oliver, GA32082-18%
Ridgeway, OH32086-14%
Bowlus, MN32094-6%
Valley Grove, WV32088-12%
Lawrence, NE32078-22%
Source: The Lawrence, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.