Ricketts 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.
IndexRickettsIowaNational
Cost of living index7488100
IndexRickettsIowaNational
Goods & Services index9593100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index10296100
Housing index2573100
Transportation index9697100
Utilities index9199100

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  • The cost of living in Ricketts is 16% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Ricketts is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ricketts is 75% 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$45,917$3,826$1,071$1,378
Renters$8,750$729$204$263

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

ItemRickettsNational 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

ItemRickettsNational 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

ItemRickettsNational 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

ItemRickettsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $23,600.00$175,700.0086.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $467.00$920.0049.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemRickettsNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arion, IA13972-28%
Buck Grove, IA3176-24%
Soldier, IA16576-24%
Moorhead, IA24377-23%
Battle Creek, IA67677-23%
Ricketts, IA14674-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Burgoon, OH14683-17%
Jersey, GA14698-2%
Randall, IA14679-21%
Gravity, IA14675-25%
Lookeba, OK14672-28%
Ricketts, IA14674-26%
Source: The Ricketts, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.