Wood River 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.
IndexWood RiverNebraskaNational
Cost of living index8490100
IndexWood RiverNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index104100100
Health care index99101100
Housing index5875100
Transportation index10098100
Utilities index9591100

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  • The cost of living in Wood River is 6% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Wood River is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wood River is 42% 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$60,000$5,000$1,400$1,800
Renters$25,536$2,128$596$766

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

ItemWood RiverNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $17.67$34.6849.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $2.99$4.3931.9%

Groceries

ItemWood RiverNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.34$2.360.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemWood RiverNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.33$99.789.5%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $317.32$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemWood RiverNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,000.00$175,700.0045.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $599.00$920.0034.9%

Transportation

ItemWood RiverNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemWood RiverNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$104.21$170.8039.0%
Phone $39.95$28.2641.4%
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.
Prosser, NE8676-24%
Shelton, NE1,18283-17%
Alda, NE63584-16%
Gibbon, NE1,74786-14%
Cairo, NE84986-14%
Wood River, NE1,42984-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cleora, OK1,42991-9%
Tarkio, MO1,42980-20%
Kellyville, OK1,42982-18%
McConnell AFB, KS1,4281011%
Kingsley, IA1,43084-16%
Wood River, NE1,42984-16%
Source: The Wood River, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.