Lincoln 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.
IndexLincolnNebraskaNational
Cost of living index9289100
IndexLincolnNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9995100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index101101100
Housing index7872100
Transportation index9998100
Utilities index8791100

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  • The cost of living in Lincoln is 3% higher than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Lincoln is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lincoln is 22% 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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Compare Lincoln, NE Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemLincolnNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $28.16$34.6818.8%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0217.8%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.67$4.396.3%

Groceries

ItemLincolnNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.02$4.4812.1%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.66$2.3612.9%
Potatoes $2.47$3.0619.3%
Pizza $9.41$9.241.8%
Beer $7.58$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemLincolnNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.60$99.786.8%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $90.40$88.701.9%
Ibuprofen $8.81$9.416.4%
Lipitor $289.29$298.503.1%

Housing

ItemLincolnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $142,200.00$181,400.0021.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $839.51$1,081.0322.3%
Apartment Rent $700.00$889.0021.3%

Transportation

ItemLincolnNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.5%
Tire Balancing $48.75$45.297.7%

Utilities

ItemLincolnNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.02$170.8013.3%
Phone $24.49$28.2613.3%
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.
Raymond, NE14886-14%
Crete, NE6,98986-14%
Davey, NE12587-13%
Pleasant Dale, NE27489-11%
Panama, NE29089-11%
Lincoln, NE259,21892-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Henderson, NV258,27011414%
Buffalo, NY261,95579-21%
Plano, TX263,12211212%
Fort Wayne, IN253,61783-17%
Jersey City, NJ248,43514141%
Lincoln, NE259,21892-8%
Source: The Lincoln, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.