Carroll, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
93
Carroll's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
57 out of 80
In Iowa
2,137 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Carroll is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Carroll, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Carroll has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Iowa, Carroll has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Iowa's index of 92.

The standard of living in Carroll ranks as #2,137 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Carroll ranks as the #4,282 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Carroll Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Carroll Iowa National Average
Overall 93 92 100
Services 101 95 100
Groceries 100 95 100
Health 101 102 100
Housing 70 74 100
Transportation 105 100 100
Utilities 89 99 100
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Carroll Cost of Living Vs. IA

Carroll, IA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Iowa, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$146,300
Median Home Value
$607
Median Rent
$49,555
Median Income
Statistic Carroll Iowa United States
Median Home Value $146,300 $153,900 $229,800
Median Rent $607 $806 $1,096
Median Income $49,555 $61,836 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.0x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Carroll Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Carroll Iowa
Shampoo $1.61 $1.06
Movie $8.62 $10.68
Bowling $15.57 $14.67

Detailed Carroll Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Carroll Iowa
Ground Beef $4.39 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.39
Milk $2.2 $2.05

Detailed Carroll Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Carroll Iowa
Haircut $22.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $31.95 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.53 $2.34

Detailed Carroll Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Carroll Iowa
Potatoes $2.86 $3.29
Pizza $9.81 $10.62
Beer $8.86 $9.38
Optometrist $109.17 $108.57
Doctor $127.0 $116.17
Dentist $89.67 $99.13

Detailed Carroll Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Carroll Iowa
Gasoline $2.18 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.81 $50.07
All Electricity $143.46 $167.67
Phone $180.82 $175.64

Carroll SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
4
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Carroll

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Carroll
Fort Dodge, IA 24,168 85 0.9x
Storm Lake, IA 10,508 89 1.0x
Denison, IA 8,319 83 0.9x
Perry, IA 7,660 84 0.9x
Atlantic, IA 6,600 82 0.9x

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