Papillion 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.
IndexPapillionNebraskaNational
Cost of living index9490100
IndexPapillionNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index102101100
Housing index9275100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index9191100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Papillion, NE is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Papillion, NE enjoy a cost of living index of 94. This index is 5% higher than the Nebraska average, and 6% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Papillion, NE, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Nebraska, and it is 5% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Papillion is 5% higher than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Papillion is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Papillion is 8% 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$94,688$7,891$2,209$2,841
Renters$34,464$2,872$804$1,034
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Papillion, NE as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Papillion, NE homeowners, is $94,688. This would allow for a maximum of $2,209 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $34,464 which would result in a maximum of $804 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Papillion, NE you will want to make sure you consider both the Nebraska sales tax and the Nebraska income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Nebraska is 5.5%, with the highest surtax being 7.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Nebraska have a range from 2.46% to 6.84%.

Goods & Services

ItemPapillionNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.83$14.598.5%
Beauty Salon $28.50$34.6817.8%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.79$9.870.8%
Bowling $3.61$4.3917.8%

Groceries

ItemPapillionNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.80$3.068.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.90$8.638.5%

Health Care

ItemPapillionNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.40$99.782.6%
Doctor $136.00$105.0329.5%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.30$9.411.2%
Lipitor $306.52$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemPapillionNational avg.Difference
Home Price $166,500.00$175,700.005.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $777.00$920.0015.5%

Transportation

ItemPapillionNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.0%
Tire Balancing $47.97$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemPapillionNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.32$170.807.9%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Boys Town, NE91495-5%
Richfield, NE16695-5%
La Platte, NE9268-32%
King Lake, NE9678-22%
South Bend, NE8883-17%
Papillion, NE21,10094-6%

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Source: The Papillion, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.