Anamosa 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.
Cost of living index8890100
Goods & Services index10396100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index113100100
Housing index5673100
Transportation index97101100
Utilities index10598100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Anamosa, IA is displayed above. In Anamosa, IA, the overall cost of living index is 88, which is 2% lower than the Iowa average and 12% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Anamosa, IA, the city's goods and services are 7% higher than the Iowa average and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Anamosa is 2% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Anamosa is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Anamosa is 44% 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

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Anamosa, IA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Anamosa, IA homeowners have a median income of $51,354. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,198 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $26,308, which means there is a maximum of $614 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Iowa Sales Tax

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Iowa Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Anamosa, IA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Iowa, as well as the rate for income tax in Iowa. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Iowa is 7%, and the sales tax in the state of Iowa is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Iowa starts from 0.36% and goes up to 8.98%.

Goods & Services

ItemAnamosaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.04$17.498.9%
Beauty Salon $38.25$38.170.2%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.3218.1%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0117.0%
Movie $9.53$10.7211.1%
Bowling $15.25$13.8610.0%


ItemAnamosaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.96$3.901.5%
Fried Chicken $1.76$1.4026.1%
Milk $2.19$1.9611.6%
Potatoes $2.96$3.187.0%
Pizza $10.69$10.392.8%
Beer $8.91$9.233.5%

Health Care

ItemAnamosaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.33$106.348.5%
Doctor $113.50$115.251.5%
Dentist $127.50$98.3829.6%
Ibuprofen $9.15$9.261.2%
Lipitor $515.99$466.4710.6%


ItemAnamosaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,600.00$184,700.0047.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,190.88$1,273.326.5%
Apartment Rent $606.00$949.0036.1%


ItemAnamosaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.57$2.591.0%
Tire Balancing $46.67$48.904.6%


ItemAnamosaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.17$167.6011.1%
Phone $177.99$163.428.9%
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.
Center Junction, IA7983-17%
Morley, IA12883-17%
Onslow, IA21981-19%
Wyoming, IA40382-18%
Olin, IA72187-13%
Anamosa, IA5,45988-12%

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Tichigan, WI5,4591066%
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Mulvane, KS5,46191-9%
Cameron, TX5,45776-24%
Anamosa, IA5,45988-12%
Source: The Anamosa, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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