Platte Center 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.
IndexPlatte CenterNebraskaNational
Cost of living index8390100
IndexPlatte CenterNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9995100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index101101100
Housing index5075100
Transportation index9998100
Utilities index8791100

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  • The cost of living in Platte Center is 7% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Platte Center is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Platte Center is 50% 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$47,250$3,938$1,102$1,418
Renters$43,500$3,625$1,015$1,305

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

ItemPlatte CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $28.16$34.6818.8%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0217.8%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.67$4.396.3%

Groceries

ItemPlatte CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.02$4.4812.1%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.66$2.3612.9%
Potatoes $2.47$3.0619.3%
Pizza $9.41$9.241.8%
Beer $7.58$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemPlatte CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.60$99.786.8%
Doctor $110.00$105.034.7%
Dentist $90.40$88.701.9%
Ibuprofen $8.81$9.416.4%
Lipitor $289.29$298.503.1%

Housing

ItemPlatte CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,500.00$175,700.0054.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $839.51$1,081.0322.3%
Apartment Rent $563.00$920.0038.8%

Transportation

ItemPlatte CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.5%
Tire Balancing $48.75$45.297.7%

Utilities

ItemPlatte CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.02$170.8013.3%
Phone $24.49$28.2613.3%
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.
Tarnov, NE8477-23%
Creston, NE17480-20%
Newman Grove, NE59980-20%
Genoa, NE97379-21%
Leigh, NE47381-19%
Platte Center, NE41783-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Columbus City, IA41780-20%
North Gate, CA417203103%
Toone, TN41785-15%
Bowie, AZ41778-22%
Newtonsville, OH41786-14%
Platte Center, NE41783-17%
Source: The Platte Center, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.