Ruthven 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.
IndexRuthvenIowaNational
Cost of living index8489100
IndexRuthvenIowaNational
Goods & Services index10795100
Groceries index9995100
Health care index11598100
Housing index4473100
Transportation index9397100
Utilities index8796100

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  • The cost of living in Ruthven is 5% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Ruthven is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ruthven is 56% 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$48,125$4,010$1,123$1,444
Renters$30,250$2,521$706$908

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

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.75$15.5626.9%
Beauty Salon $30.00$36.1116.9%
Toothpaste $2.92$2.4718.0%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.9%
Movie $9.63$10.134.9%
Bowling $3.67$4.7422.6%

Groceries

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$3.980.4%
Fried Chicken $1.89$1.4134.3%
Milk $1.93$2.066.5%
Potatoes $2.57$2.9813.9%
Pizza $10.33$9.479.0%
Beer $8.23$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.50$101.0424.3%
Doctor $166.41$107.4454.9%
Dentist $99.00$90.429.5%
Ibuprofen $9.31$9.280.3%
Lipitor $390.15$426.508.5%

Housing

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $66,300.00$175,700.0062.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $791.36$1,133.2330.2%
Apartment Rent $550.00$920.0040.2%

Transportation

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$1.995.1%
Tire Balancing $40.13$45.7612.3%

Utilities

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.01$163.817.2%
Phone $22.99$28.3919.0%
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.
Curlew, IA7069-31%
Webb, IA14573-27%
Greenville, IA6176-24%
Ayrshire, IA15874-26%
Gillett Grove, IA6878-22%
Ruthven, IA65184-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oak City, UT65188-12%
Quiogue, NY65116969%
Clayton, IL65173-27%
Dundee, OH65192-8%
Petrolia, TX65175-25%
Ruthven, IA65184-16%
Source: The Ruthven, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.