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Overall 3%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 4%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexWestwoodIowaNational
Cost of living9789100
Goods & Services9194100
Groceries9698100
Health care92100100
Housing10473100
Transportation9098100
Utilities10995100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Westwood is 9% higher than the Iowa average
  • The cost of living in Westwood is 3% lower than the national average
  • Westwood housing is 4% higher than the national average
  • Iowa general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Iowa state income tax is 87% 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$103,750$8,646$2,421$3,113
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      Iowa Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Iowa6%7%

      Iowa Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Iowa0.33%8.53%

      Goods & Services

      ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.33$20.2734.2%
      Beauty Salon $26.67$40.3934.0%
      Toothpaste $2.09$2.3611.6%
      Shampoo $1.20$1.0811.2%
      Movie $8.67$10.9921.1%
      Bowling $9.33$15.4939.8%

      Groceries

      ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.46$4.3019.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.64$1.4017.2%
      Milk $2.19$2.200.6%
      Potatoes $2.49$3.2222.8%
      Pizza $10.88$10.741.3%
      Beer $9.42$9.601.8%

      Health Care

      ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $101.25$109.737.7%
      Doctor $112.83$118.344.7%
      Dentist $84.50$100.9416.3%
      Ibuprofen $10.15$9.932.2%
      Lipitor $463.67$469.531.2%

      Housing

      ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $192,500.00$184,700.004.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $795.29$1,229.6235.3%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.56$2.715.4%
      Tire Balancing $43.00$51.8617.1%

      Utilities

      ItemWestwoodNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$199.52$170.8416.8%
      Phone $184.20$187.181.6%
      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.

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Hillsboro, IA2287624.4%
      Coppock, IA498019.7%
      Rome, IA1647623.7%
      Stockport, IA2507722.5%
      Salem, IA5517822.1%
      Westwood, IA96972.8%

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      Westwood, IA96972.8%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.