Luther 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.
IndexLutherIowaNational
Cost of living index8390100
IndexLutherIowaNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9998100
Health care index101100100
Housing index4673100
Transportation index103101100
Utilities index9098100

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  • The cost of living in Luther is 8% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Luther is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Luther is 54% 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$77,708$6,476$1,813$2,331
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemLutherNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.60$17.4923.5%
Beauty Salon $30.25$38.1720.8%
Toothpaste $2.52$2.328.6%
Shampoo $1.19$1.0117.6%
Movie $8.63$10.7219.5%
Bowling $17.50$13.8626.3%

Groceries

ItemLutherNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.78$3.903.1%
Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4016.1%
Milk $2.04$1.964.0%
Potatoes $2.70$3.1815.2%
Pizza $9.76$10.396.1%
Beer $8.56$9.237.3%

Health Care

ItemLutherNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.50$106.343.0%
Doctor $122.00$115.255.9%
Dentist $92.75$98.385.7%
Ibuprofen $9.41$9.261.6%
Lipitor $517.06$466.4710.8%

Housing

ItemLutherNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,800.00$184,700.0053.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,350.51$1,273.326.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemLutherNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.59$2.590.1%
Tire Balancing $53.96$48.9010.4%

Utilities

ItemLutherNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.59$167.6016.7%
Phone $177.99$163.428.9%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Berkley, IA2176-24%
Pilot Mound, IA16180-20%
Boxholm, IA22180-20%
Bouton, IA16186-14%
Minburn, IA36682-18%
Luther, IA14783-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Strasburg, MO14781-19%
Pamplin City, VA14779-21%
Mitchellville, TN14785-15%
Burkittsville, MD14711515%
Henderson, IA14776-24%
Luther, IA14783-17%
Source: The Luther, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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