Menlo 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.
IndexMenloIowaNational
Cost of living index7989100
IndexMenloIowaNational
Goods & Services index8995100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index9798100
Housing index4773100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index9996100

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  • The cost of living in Menlo is 11% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Menlo is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Menlo 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$42,750$3,563$997$1,283
Renters$14,167$1,181$331$425

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

ItemMenloNational 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

ItemMenloNational 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

ItemMenloNational 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

ItemMenloNational avg.Difference
Home Price $75,400.00$175,700.0057.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,011.66$1,133.2310.7%
Apartment Rent $533.00$920.0042.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMenloNational 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.
Casey, IA44776-24%
Linden, IA17577-23%
Greenfield, IA2,04580-20%
Guthrie Center, IA1,62181-19%
Adair, IA89081-19%
Menlo, IA36379-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dalton, NY36390-10%
Mayview, MO36379-21%
Jeffers Gardens, OR36311818%
South Vienna, OH36391-9%
Unity, WI36381-19%
Menlo, IA36379-21%
Source: The Menlo, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.