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Overall 12%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 33%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexFremontNebraskaNational
Cost of living8890100
Goods & Services9697100
Groceries9899100
Health care98101100
Housing6776100
Transportation105100100
Utilities9689100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Fremont is 2% lower than the Nebraska average
  • The cost of living in Fremont is 12% lower than the national average
  • Fremont housing is 33% lower than the national average
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average
  • Nebraska state income tax is equal to 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 predicted 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 be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Fremont 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 would have a maximum of $797 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%

      Goods & Services

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.60$20.278.2%
      Beauty Salon $30.86$40.3923.6%
      Toothpaste $2.39$2.361.2%
      Shampoo $1.06$1.081.8%
      Movie $11.19$10.991.8%
      Bowling $16.52$15.496.6%

      Groceries

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.23$4.301.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4019.2%
      Milk $2.07$2.205.9%
      Potatoes $3.19$3.221.0%
      Pizza $9.99$10.747.0%
      Beer $9.13$9.604.9%

      Health Care

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.92$109.730.7%
      Doctor $127.69$118.347.9%
      Dentist $87.99$100.9412.8%
      Ibuprofen $10.25$9.933.2%
      Lipitor $471.59$469.530.4%

      Housing

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $116,500.00$184,700.0036.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.32$1,229.628.0%
      Apartment Rent $724.00$949.0023.7%

      Transportation

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.77$2.712.1%
      Tire Balancing $57.02$51.8610.0%

      Utilities

      ItemFremontNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$149.92$170.8412.2%
      Phone $197.81$187.185.7%
      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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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Ames, NE80982.4%
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      Fontanelle, NE22982.4%
      King Lake, NE1208020.1%
      Nickerson, NE3238217.5%
      Fremont, NE26,4508811.6%

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      Medina, OH26,445955.3%
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      Batavia, IL26,41311212.5%
      Fremont, NE26,4508811.6%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.