Aurora 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 index8489100
Goods & Services index8995100
Groceries index9695100
Health care index96100100
Housing index6276100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index10186100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Aurora, NE is shown above. Compared to the state average of Nebraska the cost of living index in Aurora, NE is 84, which is 5% lower than the average in Nebraska and compared to the national average it is 16% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Aurora, NE goods and services come in at 7% lower than the average in Nebraska and are 11% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Aurora is 5% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Aurora is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Aurora is 38% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Aurora, NE as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Aurora, NE homeowners, the median income is $63,295. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,477 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $25,938. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $605 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Nebraska Sales Tax

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Nebraska Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Aurora, NE, the Nebraska income tax and the Nebraska sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Nebraska maximum surtax is 7.5%, and the Nebraska sales tax is 5.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2.46% to 6.84% in Nebraska.

Goods & Services

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.74$16.0927.0%
Beauty Salon $25.40$37.3332.0%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.453.6%
Shampoo $1.02$1.002.2%
Movie $8.32$10.2819.1%
Bowling $4.97$4.930.8%


ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.36$3.8011.7%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4020.1%
Milk $1.97$2.012.0%
Potatoes $2.81$3.016.6%
Pizza $10.67$9.898.0%
Beer $7.93$8.9010.8%

Health Care

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.26$102.169.7%
Doctor $103.85$108.364.2%
Dentist $80.57$92.5312.9%
Ibuprofen $9.77$9.285.3%
Lipitor $456.38$425.827.2%


ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Home Price $110,300.00$184,700.0040.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,285.36$1,202.446.9%
Apartment Rent $637.00$949.0032.9%


ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.241.0%
Tire Balancing $43.96$46.295.0%


ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$107.75$165.9635.1%
Phone $41.42$28.6844.4%
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.
Stockham, NE4593-7%
Lushton, NE3174-26%
Hordville, NE14675-25%
Polk, NE33677-23%
Marquette, NE21478-22%
Aurora, NE4,45984-16%

Cities with similar population

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Middletown, MD4,46013434%
Elberton, GA4,45684-16%
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Geneva, AL4,45681-19%
Crestline, OH4,46378-22%
Aurora, NE4,45984-16%
Source: The Aurora, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.