Thurston 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.
IndexThurstonNebraskaNational
Cost of living index7789100
IndexThurstonNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9495100
Groceries index9495100
Health care index101100100
Housing index3976100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index8686100

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  • The cost of living in Thurston is 13% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Thurston is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Thurston is 61% lower than the national average.
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Nebraska state income tax is 11% higher 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$49,375$4,115$1,152$1,481
Renters$30,625$2,552$715$919

Nebraska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nebraska5.5%7.5%

Nebraska Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nebraska2.46%6.84%

Goods & Services

ItemThurstonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.00$16.095.7%
Beauty Salon $32.86$37.3312.0%
Toothpaste $1.95$2.4520.5%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0016.0%
Movie $9.59$10.286.7%
Bowling $3.70$4.9325.0%

Groceries

ItemThurstonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.40$3.8010.7%
Fried Chicken $1.48$1.405.7%
Milk $1.73$2.0113.8%
Potatoes $3.34$3.0110.9%
Pizza $9.49$9.894.0%
Beer $8.26$8.907.2%

Health Care

ItemThurstonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.13$102.164.9%
Doctor $137.37$108.3626.8%
Dentist $74.14$92.5319.9%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.280.3%
Lipitor $431.14$425.821.2%

Housing

ItemThurstonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $53,000.00$184,700.0071.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,017.45$1,202.4415.4%
Apartment Rent $613.00$949.0035.4%

Transportation

ItemThurstonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$2.2418.8%
Tire Balancing $53.20$46.2914.9%

Utilities

ItemThurstonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.36$165.962.8%
Phone $21.01$28.6826.8%
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.
Winnebago, NE72573-27%
Walthill, NE73974-26%
Rosalie, NE20676-24%
Concord, NE13779-21%
Emerson, NE94278-22%
Thurston, NE12477-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Centerville, WA12497-3%
Gerrard, CO12488-12%
Elvaston, IL12477-23%
Peever, SD12482-18%
Chester, OK12490-10%
Thurston, NE12477-23%
Source: The Thurston, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.