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Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
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Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; 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.
Index Gretna Nebraska National
Cost of living9789100
Goods & Services9796100
Groceries9896100
Health care8898100
Housing9976100
Transportation99100100
Utilities9686100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in Gretna is 9% higher than the Nebraska average
  • The cost of living in Gretna is 3% lower than the national average
  • Gretna housing is 1% lower than the national average
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average
  • Nebraska state income tax is 9% higher than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$107,895$8,991$2,517$3,237
      Renters$44,241$3,687$1,032$1,327
      A good indicator of the general affordability of housing in Gretna, NE, 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 Gretna, the median monthly income is $107,895 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,517 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $44,241, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,032 on monthly rental expenses.

      Nebraska Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      Nebraska 5.5% 7.5%

      Nebraska Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      Nebraska 2.46% 6.84%

      Goods & Services

      Item Gretna National avg. Difference
      Haircut $23.69$24.262.4%
      Beauty Salon $32.50$45.5628.7%
      Toothpaste $3.71$3.700.3%
      Shampoo $1.23$1.283.7%
      Movie $12.12$12.130.1%
      Bowling $18.36$18.002.0%

      Groceries

      Item Gretna National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $6.11$5.844.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.40$1.5711.2%
      Milk $4.67$4.670.1%
      Potatoes $4.50$4.938.9%
      Pizza $11.19$12.097.4%
      Beer $9.76$10.416.3%

      Health Care

      Item Gretna National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $123.10$125.682.1%
      Doctor $135.27$135.780.4%
      Dentist $90.11$113.2920.5%
      Ibuprofen $10.62$10.650.3%
      Lipitor $357.80$468.6023.6%

      Housing

      Item Gretna National avg. Difference
      Home Price $181,200.00$184,700.001.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,869.86$2,346.6920.3%
      Apartment Rent $967.00$949.001.9%

      Transportation

      Item Gretna National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $3.22$3.467.1%
      Tire Balancing $68.12$59.9213.7%

      Utilities

      Item Gretna National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $174.82$193.999.9%
      Phone $200.78$192.254.4%
      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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      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.