Valparaiso 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.
IndexValparaisoNebraskaNational
Cost of living index9089100
IndexValparaisoNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index10395100
Groceries index9695100
Health care index102100100
Housing index7576100
Transportation index10297100
Utilities index7286100

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  • The cost of living in Valparaiso is 2% higher than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Valparaiso is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Valparaiso is 25% 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$58,125$4,844$1,356$1,744
Renters$37,500$3,125$875$1,125

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

ItemValparaisoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.37$16.0920.4%
Beauty Salon $36.72$37.331.6%
Toothpaste $2.19$2.4510.7%
Shampoo $0.82$1.0018.4%
Movie $10.33$10.280.5%
Bowling $4.56$4.937.6%

Groceries

ItemValparaisoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.57$3.806.2%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4020.0%
Milk $2.71$2.0134.8%
Potatoes $2.53$3.0115.9%
Pizza $10.01$9.891.2%
Beer $8.00$8.9010.1%

Health Care

ItemValparaisoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.81$102.167.5%
Doctor $126.31$108.3616.6%
Dentist $81.88$92.5311.5%
Ibuprofen $9.14$9.281.5%
Lipitor $454.66$425.826.8%

Housing

ItemValparaisoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $136,300.00$184,700.0026.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,019.10$1,202.4415.2%
Apartment Rent $728.00$949.0023.3%

Transportation

ItemValparaisoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.240.1%
Tire Balancing $49.16$46.296.2%

Utilities

ItemValparaisoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.82$165.9618.8%
Phone $17.50$28.6839.0%
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.
Bruno, NE14679-21%
Weston, NE30183-17%
Dwight, NE19784-16%
Brainard, NE32385-15%
Bee, NE23185-15%
Valparaiso, NE73990-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arcadia, MO73982-18%
Sherman, MS73974-26%
Lyons Falls, NY73986-14%
Walthill, NE73974-26%
Moose Creek, AK73912929%
Valparaiso, NE73990-10%
Source: The Valparaiso, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.