Williams 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.
IndexWilliamsIowaNational
Cost of living index7789100
IndexWilliamsIowaNational
Goods & Services index9095100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index10097100
Housing index4273100
Transportation index10799100
Utilities index8095100

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  • The cost of living in Williams is 14% lower than the Iowa average.
  • The cost of living in Williams is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Williams is 58% 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$62,083$5,174$1,449$1,863
Renters$43,750$3,646$1,021$1,313

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

ItemWilliamsNational 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

ItemWilliamsNational 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

ItemWilliamsNational 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

ItemWilliamsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,300.00$184,700.0061.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,160.93$1,202.443.5%
Apartment Rent $463.00$949.0051.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWilliamsNational 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.
Kamrar, IA14992-8%
Buckeye, IA9868-32%
Popejoy, IA4871-29%
Galt, IA6374-26%
Bradford, IA6275-25%
Williams, IA46877-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Casnovia, MI46883-17%
Fithian, IL46888-12%
Arnot, PA46889-11%
Woodland, MI46883-17%
Dugway, UT46891-9%
Williams, IA46877-23%
Source: The Williams, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.