Indianola, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
90
Indianola's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
49 out of 80
In Iowa
1,705 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 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 #1,706 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Indianola ranks as the #4,700 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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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
For more reading on cost of living around Iowa, check out:
Indianola Cost of Living Vs. IA

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.

$163,300
Median Home Value
$784
Median Rent
$60,854
Median Income
Statistic Indianola Iowa United States
Median Home Value $163,300 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $784 $789 $1,062
Median Income $60,854 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Indianola Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Indianola Iowa
Shampoo $1.07 $1.01
Movie $9.06 $10.72
Bowling $17.6 $13.86

Detailed Indianola Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Indianola Iowa
Ground Beef $3.23 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.71 $1.4
Milk $2.22 $1.96

Detailed Indianola Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Indianola Iowa
Haircut $17.17 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.94 $2.32

Detailed Indianola Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Indianola Iowa
Potatoes $2.2 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.5 $9.23
Optometrist $114.14 $106.34
Doctor $123.0 $115.25
Dentist $81.17 $98.38

Detailed Indianola Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Indianola Iowa
Gasoline $2.61 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.99 $48.9
All Electricity $137.97 $167.6
Phone $176.49 $163.42

Indianola SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Indianola

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Indianola
Ames, IA 66,023 97 1.1x
West Des Moines, IA 65,606 97 1.1x
Ankeny, IA 61,938 96 1.1x
Urbandale, IA 43,441 97 1.1x
Johnston, IA 21,406 103 1.1x
Waukee, IA 20,785 97 1.1x
Altoona, IA 18,458 93 1.0x
Clive, IA 17,167 102 1.1x
Grimes, IA 12,839 97 1.1x
Norwalk, IA 10,978 93 1.0x

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