Welton 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.
IndexWeltonIowaNational
Cost of living index8889100
IndexWeltonIowaNational
Goods & Services index10395100
Groceries index10094100
Health care index10397100
Housing index5873100
Transportation index9999100
Utilities index10495100

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  • The cost of living in Welton is equal to the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Welton is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Welton is 42% 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$70,000$5,833$1,633$2,100
Renters$44,167$3,681$1,030$1,325

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

ItemWeltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.89$16.0911.2%
Beauty Salon $29.97$37.3319.7%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.4510.0%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0015.4%
Movie $10.24$10.280.4%
Bowling $11.63$4.93135.7%

Groceries

ItemWeltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$3.809.3%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.2%
Milk $2.20$2.019.4%
Potatoes $3.30$3.019.7%
Pizza $10.72$9.898.5%
Beer $8.38$8.905.8%

Health Care

ItemWeltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.07$102.1610.9%
Doctor $126.67$108.3616.9%
Dentist $82.83$92.5310.5%
Ibuprofen $9.82$9.285.8%
Lipitor $462.51$425.828.6%

Housing

ItemWeltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $97,500.00$184,700.0047.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,043.19$1,202.4413.2%
Apartment Rent $658.00$949.0030.7%

Transportation

ItemWeltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.240.3%
Tire Balancing $44.55$46.293.8%

Utilities

ItemWeltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.72$165.962.6%
Phone $31.98$28.6811.5%
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.
Toronto, IA12080-20%
Monmouth, IA16978-22%
Spragueville, IA10779-21%
Lost Nation, IA49385-15%
Baldwin, IA14681-19%
Welton, IA15188-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oakville, CA15112323%
Magnolia, IA15177-23%
Conception Junction, MO15180-20%
McKnightstown, PA1511022%
Melrose, OH15181-19%
Welton, IA15188-12%
Source: The Welton, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.