Westgate 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.
IndexWestgateIowaNational
Cost of living index7888100
IndexWestgateIowaNational
Goods & Services index9093100
Groceries index9795100
Health care index10096100
Housing index3873100
Transportation index12797100
Utilities index8099100

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  • The cost of living in Westgate is 11% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Westgate is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westgate is 62% 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$56,250$4,688$1,312$1,688
Renters$38,125$3,177$890$1,144

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

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $22.00$34.6836.6%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.472.6%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.48$1.461.1%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $2.72$3.0611.2%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.42$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.25$99.7822.5%
Doctor $97.25$105.037.4%
Dentist $88.67$88.700.0%
Ibuprofen $10.31$9.419.5%
Lipitor $302.31$298.501.3%

Housing

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Home Price $61,400.00$175,700.0065.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,043.56$1,081.033.5%
Apartment Rent $418.00$920.0054.6%

Transportation

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.90$2.0938.6%
Tire Balancing $41.97$45.297.3%

Utilities

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.62$170.8014.2%
Phone $20.01$28.2629.2%
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.
Stanley, IA9774-26%
Randalia, IA5677-23%
Hawkeye, IA60279-21%
Hazleton, IA81179-21%
Maynard, IA54180-20%
Westgate, IA27378-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kline, SC27380-20%
Campbell Station, AR27377-23%
Monterey Park Tract, CA27311717%
Slaughters, KY27380-20%
Elbing, KS27387-13%
Westgate, IA27378-22%
Source: The Westgate, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.