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Overall 21%
Goods & Services 12%
Housing 54%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBataviaIowaNational
Cost of living7990100
Goods & Services8996100
Groceries9798100
Health care99100100
Housing4673100
Transportation90101100
Utilities10998100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Batavia is 12% lower than the Iowa average
  • The cost of living in Batavia is 21% lower than the national average
  • Batavia housing is 54% lower than the national average
  • Iowa general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Iowa state income tax is 85% 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$44,688$3,724$1,043$1,341
      Renters$20,536$1,711$479$616

      Iowa Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Iowa6%7%

      Iowa Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Iowa0.33%8.53%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.97$17.4920.1%
      Beauty Salon $20.49$38.1746.3%
      Toothpaste $2.16$2.326.9%
      Shampoo $1.05$1.013.8%
      Movie $9.00$10.7216.1%
      Bowling $7.75$13.8644.1%

      Groceries

      ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.39$3.9013.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.55$1.4011.1%
      Milk $2.15$1.969.6%
      Potatoes $2.49$3.1821.8%
      Pizza $10.70$10.392.9%
      Beer $9.99$9.238.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $101.00$106.345.0%
      Doctor $121.00$115.255.0%
      Dentist $86.00$98.3812.6%
      Ibuprofen $9.49$9.262.5%
      Lipitor $536.88$466.4715.1%

      Housing

      ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $70,800.00$184,700.0061.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $892.73$1,273.3229.9%
      Apartment Rent $614.00$949.0035.3%

      Transportation

      ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.52$2.593.0%
      Tire Balancing $39.00$48.9020.2%

      Utilities

      ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$196.50$167.6017.2%
      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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Leando, IA4094-6%
      Douds, IA8675-25%
      Ollie, IA18981-19%
      Eldon, IA89076-24%
      Birmingham, IA54677-23%
      Batavia, IA63779-21%

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      Source: The Batavia, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.