Fremont 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.
IndexFremontNebraskaNational
Cost of living index8689100
IndexFremontNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index9898100
Health care index9599100
Housing index6776100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index9990100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Fremont, NE cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Fremont, NE is 86, which is 4% lower than the Nebraska average and 14% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Fremont, NE are 5% lower than the Nebraska average and 10% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Fremont is 4% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Fremont is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fremont is 33% 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$60,022$5,002$1,400$1,801
      Renters$34,173$2,848$797$1,025
      The affordability of the housing market in Fremont, NE as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Fremont, NE homeowners, the median income is $60,022. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,400 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $34,173. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $797 used for their rent related monthly costs.

      Nebraska Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Nebraska5.5%7.5%

      Nebraska Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Nebraska2.46%6.84%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Fremont, NE, the Nebraska income tax and the Nebraska sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Nebraska maximum surtax is 7.5%, and the Nebraska sales tax is 5.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2.46% to 6.84% in Nebraska.

      Goods & Services

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.60$17.495.1%
      Beauty Salon $31.57$38.1717.3%
      Toothpaste $1.93$2.3216.8%
      Shampoo $0.90$1.0111.1%
      Movie $10.64$10.720.8%
      Bowling $15.33$13.8610.6%

      Groceries

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.09$3.9020.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.89$1.4035.4%
      Milk $1.67$1.9614.9%
      Potatoes $3.82$3.1820.0%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.13$9.231.1%

      Health Care

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $119.80$106.3412.7%
      Doctor $122.85$115.256.6%
      Dentist $76.96$98.3821.8%
      Ibuprofen $9.50$9.262.6%
      Lipitor $484.42$466.473.8%

      Housing

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $116,500.00$184,700.0036.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,075.78$1,273.3215.5%
      Apartment Rent $724.00$949.0023.7%

      Transportation

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.49$2.594.1%
      Tire Balancing $48.37$48.901.1%

      Utilities

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$158.16$167.605.6%
      Phone $191.59$163.4217.2%
      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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      Source: The Fremont, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.