South English 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.
IndexSouth EnglishIowaNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexSouth EnglishIowaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index10497100
Housing index4073100
Transportation index10499100
Utilities index10195100

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  • The cost of living in South English is 9% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in South English is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South English is 60% 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$43,125$3,594$1,006$1,294
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

ItemSouth EnglishNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.59$16.0915.6%
Beauty Salon $37.28$37.330.1%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.458.5%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0015.0%
Movie $10.00$10.282.8%
Bowling $3.61$4.9326.8%

Groceries

ItemSouth EnglishNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.84$3.801.0%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.405.5%
Milk $1.97$2.011.9%
Potatoes $2.66$3.0111.7%
Pizza $8.66$9.8912.4%
Beer $8.74$8.901.8%

Health Care

ItemSouth EnglishNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.35$102.1617.8%
Doctor $128.23$108.3618.3%
Dentist $82.63$92.5310.7%
Ibuprofen $9.41$9.281.4%
Lipitor $457.54$425.827.4%

Housing

ItemSouth EnglishNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,300.00$184,700.0070.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,140.48$1,202.445.2%
Apartment Rent $605.00$949.0036.2%

Transportation

ItemSouth EnglishNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.7%
Tire Balancing $56.31$46.2921.6%

Utilities

ItemSouth EnglishNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.42$165.9614.1%
Phone $25.00$28.6812.8%
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.
Delta, IA24672-28%
Hayesville, IA4273-27%
Thornburg, IA7576-24%
West Chester, IA9176-24%
What Cheer, IA72977-23%
South English, IA29980-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Timberon, NM29979-21%
Downing, WI29990-10%
Jeffers Gardens, OR29998-2%
Denmark, IA29977-23%
Cove, TX29995-5%
South English, IA29980-20%
Source: The South English, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.