West Bend 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.
IndexWest BendIowaNational
Cost of living index8088100
IndexWest BendIowaNational
Goods & Services index9493100
Groceries index9395100
Health care index9196100
Housing index5173100
Transportation index9097100
Utilities index9399100

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  • The cost of living in West Bend is 9% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in West Bend is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Bend is 49% 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$54,750$4,563$1,277$1,643
Renters$30,000$2,500$700$900

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

ItemWest BendNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.32$14.5918.7%
Beauty Salon $19.78$34.6843.0%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $8.25$9.8716.4%
Bowling $2.75$4.3937.4%

Groceries

ItemWest BendNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.37$4.4820.0%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.20$2.366.6%
Potatoes $2.64$3.0613.8%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $7.76$8.6310.1%

Health Care

ItemWest BendNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.67$99.7815.1%
Doctor $105.00$105.030.0%
Dentist $78.25$88.7011.8%
Ibuprofen $7.99$9.4115.1%
Lipitor $259.66$298.5013.0%

Housing

ItemWest BendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,800.00$175,700.0054.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $786.08$1,081.0327.3%
Apartment Rent $575.00$920.0037.5%

Transportation

ItemWest BendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.91$2.098.8%
Tire Balancing $39.33$45.2913.2%

Utilities

ItemWest BendNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.38$170.808.0%
Phone $20.10$28.2628.9%
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.
Irvington, IA2593-7%
St. Joseph, IA4393-7%
Curlew, IA7068-32%
Rodman, IA4969-31%
Havelock, IA18569-31%
West Bend, IA92280-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Riverdale Park, CA9221088%
Lake Andes, SD92276-24%
Brady, WA9221033%
Brownville, NY92297-3%
Mentone, IN92279-21%
West Bend, IA92280-20%
Source: The West Bend, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.