Westside 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.
IndexWestsideIowaNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexWestsideIowaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index9495100
Health care index9898100
Housing index4773100
Transportation index9697100
Utilities index9196100

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  • The cost of living in Westside is 10% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Westside is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westside is 53% 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$54,375$4,531$1,269$1,631
Renters$46,250$3,854$1,079$1,388

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

ItemWestsideNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.39$15.561.1%
Beauty Salon $34.42$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $1.77$2.4728.3%
Shampoo $0.87$0.969.8%
Movie $9.71$10.134.1%
Bowling $3.52$4.7425.6%

Groceries

ItemWestsideNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.7%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.417.5%
Milk $1.85$2.0610.5%
Potatoes $2.73$2.988.3%
Pizza $9.32$9.471.6%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemWestsideNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.17$101.045.8%
Doctor $135.83$107.4426.4%
Dentist $70.17$90.4222.4%
Ibuprofen $9.04$9.282.6%
Lipitor $434.14$426.501.8%

Housing

ItemWestsideNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,600.00$175,700.0054.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $892.28$1,133.2321.3%
Apartment Rent $471.00$920.0048.8%

Transportation

ItemWestsideNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.7%
Tire Balancing $53.40$45.7616.7%

Utilities

ItemWestsideNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.07$163.813.8%
Phone $21.00$28.3926.0%
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.
Buck Grove, IA3176-24%
Vail, IA38576-24%
Manilla, IA99777-23%
Kiron, IA27778-22%
Dedham, IA22078-22%
Westside, IA35880-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rosa, AL35880-20%
Hartsville, IN35883-17%
Milton Mills, NH35811111%
Natchez, LA35880-20%
Pleasant Valley, TX35882-18%
Westside, IA35880-20%
Source: The Westside, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.