Evansdale 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 index8789100
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index9594100
Health care index9197100
Housing index6273100
Transportation index10099100
Utilities index8495100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Evansdale, IA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Iowa the cost of living index in Evansdale, IA is 87, which is 2% lower than the average in Iowa and compared to the national average it is 13% 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 Evansdale, IA goods and services come in at 7% higher than the average in Iowa and are 2% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Evansdale is 2% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Evansdale is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Evansdale is 38% 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

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Evansdale, IA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Evansdale, IA, the median monthly income is $53,438 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,247 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $32,800, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $765 on monthly rental expenses.

Iowa Sales Tax

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Iowa Income Tax

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The Iowa sales tax and Iowa income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Evansdale, IA. 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 Iowa sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 7%. 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 Iowa income tax rates range from 0.36% to 8.98%.

Goods & Services

ItemEvansdaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$16.0922.3%
Beauty Salon $27.50$37.3326.3%
Toothpaste $2.14$2.4512.7%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.6%
Movie $10.67$10.283.8%
Bowling $3.50$4.9329.0%


ItemEvansdaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.64$3.804.4%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.8%
Milk $1.94$2.013.4%
Potatoes $3.06$3.011.7%
Pizza $9.16$9.897.4%
Beer $7.85$8.9011.8%

Health Care

ItemEvansdaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.17$102.1617.6%
Doctor $101.67$108.366.2%
Dentist $81.66$92.5311.7%
Ibuprofen $8.43$9.289.1%
Lipitor $359.57$425.8215.6%


ItemEvansdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $105,200.00$184,700.0043.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,215.22$1,202.441.1%
Apartment Rent $713.00$949.0024.9%


ItemEvansdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.242.1%
Tire Balancing $43.78$46.295.4%


ItemEvansdaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.04$165.963.6%
Phone $20.10$28.6829.9%
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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Mount Auburn, IA12080-20%
Brandon, IA33082-18%
Washburn, IA88883-17%
Waterloo, IA68,35786-14%
La Porte City, IA2,40388-12%
Evansdale, IA4,79487-13%

Cities with similar population

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Greenfield, OH4,79480-20%
Sheridan, AR4,79493-7%
West Pittston, PA4,79392-8%
Singac, NJ4,79312626%
Carle Place, NY4,79616666%
Evansdale, IA4,79487-13%
Source: The Evansdale, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.