Calumet cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCalumetIowaNational
Cost of living7590100
IndexCalumetIowaNational
Goods & Services9696100
Groceries9698100
Health care107100100
Housing2973100
Transportation91101100
Utilities8598100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Calumet is 17% lower than the Iowa average
  • The cost of living in Calumet is 25% lower than the national average
  • Calumet housing is 71% 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$60,000$5,000$1,400$1,800
      Renters$23,750$1,979$554$713

      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

      ItemCalumetNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.15$17.497.7%
      Beauty Salon $30.20$38.1720.9%
      Toothpaste $2.13$2.328.2%
      Shampoo $1.13$1.0111.7%
      Movie $9.75$10.729.1%
      Bowling $15.19$13.869.6%

      Groceries

      ItemCalumetNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.19$3.9018.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.91$1.4036.8%
      Milk $2.13$1.968.6%
      Potatoes $2.49$3.1821.8%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $8.79$9.234.8%

      Health Care

      ItemCalumetNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $124.00$106.3416.6%
      Doctor $142.50$115.2523.6%
      Dentist $100.00$98.381.6%
      Ibuprofen $9.59$9.263.6%
      Lipitor $447.40$466.474.1%

      Housing

      ItemCalumetNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $53,800.00$184,700.0070.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,183.43$1,273.327.1%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemCalumetNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.58$2.590.5%
      Tire Balancing $38.40$48.9021.5%

      Utilities

      ItemCalumetNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.73$167.6025.6%
      Phone $178.51$163.429.2%
      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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      Larrabee, IA20275-25%
      Peterson, IA30076-24%
      Sutherland, IA59578-22%
      Royal, IA41578-22%
      Archer, IA17778-22%
      Calumet, IA19275-25%

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      Sayner, WI19290-10%
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      Source: The Calumet, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.