Rutland 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.
IndexRutlandIowaNational
Cost of living index7389100
IndexRutlandIowaNational
Goods & Services index9095100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index10097100
Housing index3073100
Transportation index10799100
Utilities index8095100

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  • The cost of living in Rutland is 18% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Rutland is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rutland is 70% 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$41,000$3,417$957$1,230
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

ItemRutlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.11$16.090.2%
Beauty Salon $32.70$37.3312.4%
Toothpaste $1.84$2.4524.7%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0015.4%
Movie $8.74$10.2815.0%
Bowling $5.00$4.931.4%

Groceries

ItemRutlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.02$3.8020.7%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.3%
Milk $1.91$2.014.7%
Potatoes $1.96$3.0134.9%
Pizza $8.71$9.8911.9%
Beer $8.49$8.904.6%

Health Care

ItemRutlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.00$102.1612.9%
Doctor $107.67$108.360.6%
Dentist $92.06$92.530.5%
Ibuprofen $9.31$9.280.4%
Lipitor $440.68$425.823.5%

Housing

ItemRutlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $40,000.00$184,700.0078.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,160.93$1,202.443.5%
Apartment Rent $475.00$949.0049.9%

Transportation

ItemRutlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$2.243.3%
Tire Balancing $53.17$46.2914.9%

Utilities

ItemRutlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.39$165.9618.4%
Phone $22.40$28.6821.9%
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.
Pioneer, IA892-8%
Bradgate, IA5771-29%
Hardy, IA9072-28%
Rolfe, IA57274-26%
Lu Verne, IA31775-25%
Rutland, IA11173-27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Movico, AL11189-11%
Downsville, WI11186-14%
Grover, CO11190-10%
Coalmont, PA11187-13%
Oxbow Estates, AZ11195-5%
Rutland, IA11173-27%
Source: The Rutland, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.