Shell Rock 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.
IndexShell RockIowaNational
Cost of living index8789100
IndexShell RockIowaNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index8695100
Health care index9898100
Housing index6273100
Transportation index10797100
Utilities index9296100

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  • The cost of living in Shell Rock is 2% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Shell Rock is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shell Rock is 38% 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$58,000$4,833$1,353$1,740
Renters$24,219$2,018$565$727

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

ItemShell RockNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$15.5616.5%
Beauty Salon $32.33$36.1110.4%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.5%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $11.17$10.1310.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemShell RockNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.35$3.9816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.43$1.411.6%
Milk $1.82$2.0611.6%
Potatoes $2.84$2.984.9%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.02$8.798.8%

Health Care

ItemShell RockNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $130.00$101.0428.7%
Doctor $104.00$107.443.2%
Dentist $82.61$90.428.6%
Ibuprofen $8.22$9.2811.4%
Lipitor $440.79$426.503.4%

Housing

ItemShell RockNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,700.00$175,700.0033.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,051.63$1,133.237.2%
Apartment Rent $463.00$920.0049.7%

Transportation

ItemShell RockNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$1.9912.6%
Tire Balancing $42.64$45.766.8%

Utilities

ItemShell RockNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.98$163.814.2%
Phone $25.07$28.3911.7%
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.
Greene, IA1,12879-21%
Frederika, IA17683-17%
New Hartford, IA59884-16%
Allison, IA1,18484-16%
Clarksville, IA1,38885-15%
Shell Rock, IA1,24287-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Markham, TX1,24281-19%
Bokeelia, FL1,2421077%
Laurel, NY1,24218585%
Hayfield, MN1,24286-14%
North Key Largo, FL1,242212112%
Shell Rock, IA1,24287-13%
Source: The Shell Rock, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.