Pilot Mound 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.
IndexPilot MoundIowaNational
Cost of living index7489100
IndexPilot MoundIowaNational
Goods & Services index9295100
Groceries index9395100
Health care index9798100
Housing index3173100
Transportation index10597100
Utilities index8196100

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  • The cost of living in Pilot Mound is 16% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Pilot Mound is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pilot Mound is 69% 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$34,107$2,842$796$1,023
Renters$23,889$1,991$557$717

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

ItemPilot MoundNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.67$15.567.1%
Beauty Salon $28.94$36.1119.8%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4732.1%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.3%
Movie $9.00$10.1311.1%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemPilot MoundNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.27$3.9817.9%
Fried Chicken $1.81$1.4128.9%
Milk $1.88$2.069.1%
Potatoes $2.28$2.9823.4%
Pizza $8.51$9.4710.1%
Beer $8.28$8.795.8%

Health Care

ItemPilot MoundNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$101.0413.9%
Doctor $104.33$107.442.9%
Dentist $83.33$90.427.8%
Ibuprofen $9.40$9.281.3%
Lipitor $452.67$426.506.1%

Housing

ItemPilot MoundNational avg.Difference
Home Price $47,000.00$175,700.0073.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,114.01$1,133.231.7%
Apartment Rent $378.00$920.0058.9%

Transportation

ItemPilot MoundNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.1%
Tire Balancing $53.33$45.7616.5%

Utilities

ItemPilot MoundNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.46$163.8116.7%
Phone $22.40$28.3921.1%
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.
Dana, IA7273-27%
Boxholm, IA23875-25%
Paton, IA29475-25%
Callender, IA43676-24%
Lehigh, IA41976-24%
Pilot Mound, IA16274-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chester, OK16285-15%
Stony Creek, VA16296-4%
Mier, IN16284-16%
Oneida, PA16285-15%
Cadiz, IN16282-18%
Pilot Mound, IA16274-26%
Source: The Pilot Mound, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.