Merriman 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.
IndexMerrimanNebraskaNational
Cost of living index7088100
IndexMerrimanNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9494100
Groceries index10096100
Health care index9698100
Housing index875100
Transportation index9694100
Utilities index10087100

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  • The cost of living in Merriman is 21% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Merriman is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Merriman is 92% 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$45,313$3,776$1,057$1,360
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemMerrimanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.33$15.561.5%
Beauty Salon $24.71$36.1131.6%
Toothpaste $2.61$2.475.7%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.9%
Movie $8.75$10.1313.6%
Bowling $4.50$4.745.0%

Groceries

ItemMerrimanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.00$3.980.5%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.4113.5%
Milk $1.94$2.066.2%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.7%
Pizza $8.16$9.4713.8%
Beer $11.24$8.7927.8%

Health Care

ItemMerrimanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.37$101.048.2%
Doctor $103.36$107.443.8%
Dentist $83.35$90.427.8%
Ibuprofen $9.57$9.283.2%
Lipitor $398.11$426.506.7%

Housing

ItemMerrimanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $14,700.00$175,700.0091.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,545.53$1,133.2336.4%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemMerrimanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$1.991.4%
Tire Balancing $38.88$45.7615.0%

Utilities

ItemMerrimanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.36$163.8116.8%
Phone $35.00$28.3923.3%
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.
Merriman, NE11170-30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Republic, KS11167-33%
Summitville, OH11182-18%
Miller City, OH11183-17%
Pocahontas, MO11185-15%
Lake Annette, MO11182-18%
Merriman, NE11170-30%
Source: The Merriman, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.