Fort Madison, IA Cost Of Living

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

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fort Madison has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Fort Madison ranks as #226 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Fort Madison ranks as the #6,180 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Fort Madison Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Fort Madison Iowa National Average
Overall 80 90 100
Services 89 96 100
Groceries 97 98 100
Health 99 100 100
Housing 49 73 100
Transportation 90 101 100
Utilities 109 98 100
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Fort Madison Cost of Living Vs. IA

Fort Madison, 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.

$81,600
Median Home Value
$709
Median Rent
$42,694
Median Income
Statistic Fort Madison Iowa United States
Median Home Value $81,600 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $709 $789 $1,062
Median Income $42,694 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.9x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Fort Madison Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Madison Iowa
Shampoo $1.05 $1.01
Movie $9.0 $10.72
Bowling $7.75 $13.86

Detailed Fort Madison Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Madison Iowa
Ground Beef $3.39 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.55 $1.4
Milk $2.15 $1.96

Detailed Fort Madison Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Madison Iowa
Haircut $13.97 $17.49
Beauty Salon $20.49 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.16 $2.32

Detailed Fort Madison Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Madison Iowa
Potatoes $2.49 $3.18
Pizza $10.7 $10.39
Beer $9.99 $9.23
Optometrist $101.0 $106.34
Doctor $121.0 $115.25
Dentist $86.0 $98.38

Detailed Fort Madison Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Fort Madison Iowa
Gasoline $2.52 $2.59
Tire Balancing $39.0 $48.9
All Electricity $196.5 $167.6
Phone $177.99 $163.42

Fort Madison SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
6
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Fort Madison

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Fort Madison
Quincy, IL 40,280 83 1.0x
Burlington, IA 24,974 82 1.0x
Macomb, IL 17,857 84 1.1x
Keokuk, IA 10,324 78 1.0x
Fairfield, IA 10,290 83 1.0x
Monmouth, IL 8,763 79 1.0x
Mount Pleasant, IA 8,581 84 1.1x
Lewistown, MT 5,885 88 1.1x

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