Mechanicsville 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.
IndexMechanicsvilleIowaNational
Cost of living index8488100
IndexMechanicsvilleIowaNational
Goods & Services index9393100
Groceries index9495100
Health care index10296100
Housing index5973100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index10799100

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  • The cost of living in Mechanicsville is 5% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Mechanicsville is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mechanicsville is 41% 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$55,625$4,635$1,298$1,669
Renters$27,188$2,266$634$816

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

ItemMechanicsvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.50$14.5921.2%
Beauty Salon $38.75$34.6811.7%
Toothpaste $2.48$2.470.3%
Shampoo $1.16$1.0213.5%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemMechanicsvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.64$4.483.6%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.464.5%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $2.91$3.064.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.75$8.6310.2%

Health Care

ItemMechanicsvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $130.25$99.7830.5%
Doctor $128.75$105.0322.6%
Dentist $76.75$88.7013.5%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $302.31$298.501.3%

Housing

ItemMechanicsvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,800.00$175,700.0043.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $934.42$1,081.0313.6%
Apartment Rent $588.00$920.0036.1%

Transportation

ItemMechanicsvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.2%
Tire Balancing $42.65$45.295.8%

Utilities

ItemMechanicsvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.67$170.807.5%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Center Junction, IA11178-22%
Morley, IA15578-22%
Onslow, IA21885-15%
Wyoming, IA43282-18%
Clarence, IA90783-17%
Mechanicsville, IA1,06384-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Central Lake, MI1,06386-14%
Krotz Springs, LA1,06377-23%
Grundy, VA1,06393-7%
Niland, CA1,06388-12%
Reeds Spring, MO1,06390-10%
Mechanicsville, IA1,06384-16%
Source: The Mechanicsville, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.