Waucoma 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.
IndexWaucomaIowaNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexWaucomaIowaNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index8695100
Health care index9898100
Housing index4073100
Transportation index10797100
Utilities index9296100

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  • The cost of living in Waucoma is 9% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Waucoma is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waucoma is 60% 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$47,500$3,958$1,108$1,425
Renters$17,917$1,493$418$538

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

ItemWaucomaNational 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

ItemWaucomaNational 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

ItemWaucomaNational 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

ItemWaucomaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,300.00$175,700.0064.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,051.63$1,133.237.2%
Apartment Rent $446.00$920.0051.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWaucomaNational 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.
Randalia, IA5679-21%
Hawkeye, IA60280-20%
Lawler, IA31381-19%
Protivin, IA24883-17%
Frederika, IA17683-17%
Waucoma, IA28680-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hancock, WI28680-20%
Torrey, UT2861044%
Palo Pinto, TX28689-11%
Burns, WY28689-11%
Parkdale, OR28611111%
Waucoma, IA28680-20%
Source: The Waucoma, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.