Diagonal 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.
IndexDiagonalIowaNational
Cost of living index7589100
IndexDiagonalIowaNational
Goods & Services index8995100
Groceries index9094100
Health care index9797100
Housing index3573100
Transportation index9999100
Utilities index9995100

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  • The cost of living in Diagonal is 15% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Diagonal is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Diagonal is 65% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$47,500$3,958$1,108$1,425
Renters$35,536$2,961$829$1,066

Iowa Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Iowa6%7%

Iowa Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Iowa0.36%8.98%

Goods & Services

ItemDiagonalNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.97$16.096.9%
Beauty Salon $31.92$37.3314.5%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4524.1%
Shampoo $0.97$1.003.1%
Movie $9.04$10.2812.1%
Bowling $4.58$4.937.1%

Groceries

ItemDiagonalNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.07$3.8019.2%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.4014.8%
Milk $1.79$2.0110.8%
Potatoes $2.02$3.0133.0%
Pizza $9.16$9.897.4%
Beer $8.62$8.903.1%

Health Care

ItemDiagonalNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.16$102.162.9%
Doctor $118.76$108.369.6%
Dentist $78.86$92.5314.8%
Ibuprofen $8.72$9.286.0%
Lipitor $430.12$425.821.0%

Housing

ItemDiagonalNational avg.Difference
Home Price $53,300.00$184,700.0071.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,106.22$1,202.448.0%
Apartment Rent $463.00$949.0051.2%

Transportation

ItemDiagonalNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.242.2%
Tire Balancing $46.50$46.290.4%

Utilities

ItemDiagonalNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.15$165.965.3%
Phone $30.20$28.685.3%
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.
Benton, IA4392-8%
Kent, IA5392-8%
Conway, IA1971-29%
Blockton, IA15371-29%
Ellston, IA3672-28%
Diagonal, IA31975-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Amboy, IN31985-15%
Grand Junction, TN31984-16%
Odell, NE31979-21%
Elmer City, WA31992-8%
Montgomery, MI31983-17%
Diagonal, IA31975-25%
Source: The Diagonal, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.