Fort Dodge, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
85
Fort Dodge's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
22 out of 80
In Iowa
795 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 Fort Dodge is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Fort Dodge, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fort Dodge has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Iowa, Fort Dodge has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Iowa's index of 90.

The standard of living in Fort Dodge ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Fort Dodge ranks as the #5,611 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Fort Dodge Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Fort Dodge Iowa National Average
Overall 85 90 100
Services 101 96 100
Groceries 99 98 100
Health 101 100 100
Housing 51 73 100
Transportation 103 101 100
Utilities 90 98 100
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Fort Dodge Cost of Living Vs. IA

Fort Dodge, 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.

$93,600
Median Home Value
$652
Median Rent
$40,886
Median Income
Statistic Fort Dodge Iowa United States
Median Home Value $93,600 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $652 $789 $1,062
Median Income $40,886 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Fort Dodge Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Dodge Iowa
Shampoo $1.19 $1.01
Movie $8.63 $10.72
Bowling $17.5 $13.86

Detailed Fort Dodge Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Dodge Iowa
Ground Beef $3.78 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.62 $1.4
Milk $2.04 $1.96

Detailed Fort Dodge Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Dodge Iowa
Haircut $21.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $30.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.52 $2.32

Detailed Fort Dodge Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Dodge Iowa
Potatoes $2.7 $3.18
Pizza $9.76 $10.39
Beer $8.56 $9.23
Optometrist $109.5 $106.34
Doctor $122.0 $115.25
Dentist $92.75 $98.38

Detailed Fort Dodge Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Dodge Iowa
Gasoline $2.59 $2.59
Tire Balancing $53.96 $48.9
All Electricity $139.59 $167.6
Phone $177.99 $163.42

Fort Dodge SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Fort Dodge

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Fort Dodge
Ames, IA 66,023 97 1.1x
Boone, IA 12,487 87 1.0x
Carroll, IA 9,904 91 1.1x
Perry, IA 7,599 86 1.0x
Nevada, IA 6,754 89 1.0x
Algona, IA 5,447 89 1.0x
Iowa Falls, IA 5,122 85 1.0x

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