Ruthven 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.
IndexRuthvenIowaNational
Cost of living index8389100
IndexRuthvenIowaNational
Goods & Services index10495100
Groceries index10094100
Health care index11997100
Housing index4173100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9195100

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  • The cost of living in Ruthven is 6% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Ruthven is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ruthven is 59% 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$46,250$3,854$1,079$1,388
Renters$32,188$2,682$751$966

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

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.33$16.0932.6%
Beauty Salon $30.11$37.3319.3%
Toothpaste $2.64$2.457.7%
Shampoo $0.94$1.006.4%
Movie $10.03$10.282.5%
Bowling $4.83$4.932.1%

Groceries

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.29$3.8013.6%
Fried Chicken $2.11$1.4050.8%
Milk $1.81$2.019.8%
Potatoes $2.91$3.013.3%
Pizza $9.82$9.890.6%
Beer $8.21$8.907.8%

Health Care

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.13$102.1611.8%
Doctor $165.00$108.3652.3%
Dentist $108.33$92.5317.1%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.280.9%
Lipitor $392.31$425.827.9%

Housing

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,500.00$184,700.0065.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.42$1,202.4430.5%
Apartment Rent $538.00$949.0043.3%

Transportation

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.241.2%
Tire Balancing $44.89$46.293.0%

Utilities

ItemRuthvenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.74$165.968.0%
Phone $25.99$28.689.4%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Curlew, IA7394-6%
Greenville, IA9396-4%
Webb, IA18674-26%
Gillett Grove, IA3577-23%
Dickens, IA20481-19%
Ruthven, IA73083-17%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hills, IA73095-5%
Lemon Grove, FL73096-4%
Godley, IL73090-10%
Syracuse, OH73081-19%
Atlanta, MI73081-19%
Ruthven, IA73083-17%
Source: The Ruthven, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.