Indianola, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Indianola's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Indianola is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Indianola, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Indianola has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Indianola ranks as #1706 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Indianola ranks as the #4700 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

Indianola Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Indianola Iowa National Average
Overall 90 90 100
Services 93 96 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 96 100 100
Housing 81 73 100
Transportation 102 101 100
Utilities 89 98 100
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Indianola, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Indianola Iowa United States
Median Home Value $156,900 $142,300 $204,900
Median Rent $763 $766 $1,023
Median Income $59,077 $58,580 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.16x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Indianola

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Indianola
Ames, IA 65,937 97 1.1x
West Des Moines, IA 64,400 97 1.1x
Ankeny, IA 59,152 96 1.1x
Urbandale, IA 42,881 97 1.1x
Johnston, IA 20,767 103 1.1x
Waukee, IA 19,344 97 1.1x
Altoona, IA 17,936 93 1.0x
Clive, IA 17,195 102 1.1x
Grimes, IA 11,930 97 1.1x
Norwalk, IA 10,568 93 1.0x

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