Beatrice 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 index8689100
Goods & Services index10395100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index10599100
Housing index5776100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index9090100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Beatrice, NE is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Beatrice, NE enjoy a cost of living index of 86. This index is 3% lower than the Nebraska average, and 14% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Beatrice, NE, the average cost of goods and services is 8% higher than it is in Nebraska, and it is 3% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Beatrice is 3% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Beatrice is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Beatrice is 43% 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

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      How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Beatrice, NE, 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 Beatrice, NE homeowners have a median income of $50,505. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,178 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $31,799, which means there is a maximum of $742 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Nebraska Sales Tax

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      The Nebraska sales tax and Nebraska income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Beatrice, NE. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Nebraska sales tax is 5.5% and the maximum surtax is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Nebraska income tax rates range from 2.46% to 6.84%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemBeatriceNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.50$17.4928.6%
      Beauty Salon $40.20$38.175.3%
      Toothpaste $2.44$2.325.1%
      Shampoo $0.92$1.019.1%
      Movie $11.34$10.725.7%
      Bowling $16.20$13.8616.9%


      ItemBeatriceNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.70$3.905.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.48$1.406.0%
      Milk $2.37$1.9620.8%
      Potatoes $2.65$3.1816.7%
      Pizza $10.90$10.394.9%
      Beer $8.98$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemBeatriceNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $105.40$106.340.9%
      Doctor $143.75$115.2524.7%
      Dentist $90.80$98.387.7%
      Ibuprofen $9.14$9.261.3%
      Lipitor $517.09$466.4710.9%


      ItemBeatriceNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $97,300.00$184,700.0047.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,034.77$1,273.3218.7%
      Apartment Rent $632.00$949.0033.4%


      ItemBeatriceNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.63$2.591.4%
      Tire Balancing $44.00$48.9010.0%


      ItemBeatriceNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$129.51$167.6022.7%
      Phone $191.16$163.4217.0%
      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

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      Liberty, NE5799-1%
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      Blue Springs, NE35180-20%
      Harbine, NE6080-20%
      Beatrice, NE12,35886-14%

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