Decorah, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
87
Decorah's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
33 out of 80
In Iowa
1,128 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Decorah is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Decorah, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Decorah has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Iowa, Decorah has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Iowa's index of 90.

The standard of living in Decorah ranks as #1,128 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Decorah ranks as the #5,279 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Decorah Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Decorah Iowa National Average
Overall 87 90 100
Services 91 96 100
Groceries 92 98 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 79 73 100
Transportation 94 101 100
Utilities 86 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Iowa, check out:
Decorah Cost of Living Vs. IA

Decorah, 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.

$189,700
Median Home Value
$634
Median Rent
$62,336
Median Income
Statistic Decorah Iowa United States
Median Home Value $189,700 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $634 $789 $1,062
Median Income $62,336 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.0x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.12x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Decorah Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Decorah Iowa
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $12.04 $10.72
Bowling $11.0 $13.86

Detailed Decorah Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Decorah Iowa
Ground Beef $3.12 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.58 $1.4
Milk $1.91 $1.96

Detailed Decorah Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Decorah Iowa
Haircut $16.57 $17.49
Beauty Salon $20.6 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.77 $2.32

Detailed Decorah Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Decorah Iowa
Potatoes $2.05 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.99 $9.23
Optometrist $125.0 $106.34
Doctor $109.42 $115.25
Dentist $80.33 $98.38

Detailed Decorah Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Decorah Iowa
Gasoline $2.66 $2.59
Tire Balancing $39.99 $48.9
All Electricity $127.07 $167.6
Phone $177.99 $163.42

Decorah SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
5
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Decorah

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Decorah
La Crosse, WI 51,666 94 1.1x
Onalaska, WI 18,662 99 1.1x
Oelwein, IA 5,979 77 0.9x
Prairie du Chien, WI 5,635 87 1.0x

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