Osceola, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
82
Osceola's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
11 out of 80
In Iowa
408 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 Osceola is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Osceola, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Osceola has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Osceola ranks as #408 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Osceola ranks as the #5,998 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Osceola Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Osceola Iowa National Average
Overall 82 90 100
Services 93 96 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 96 100 100
Housing 54 73 100
Transportation 102 101 100
Utilities 89 98 100
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Osceola Cost of Living Vs. IA

Osceola, 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.

$95,700
Median Home Value
$773
Median Rent
$49,443
Median Income
Statistic Osceola Iowa United States
Median Home Value $95,700 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $773 $789 $1,062
Median Income $49,443 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.9x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Osceola Services Costs Vs. Iowa

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

Detailed Osceola Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

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

Detailed Osceola Health Costs Vs. Iowa

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

Detailed Osceola Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Osceola 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 Osceola Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

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

Osceola SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Osceola

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Osceola
West Des Moines, IA 65,606 97 1.2x
Ankeny, IA 61,938 96 1.2x
Urbandale, IA 43,441 97 1.2x
Johnston, IA 21,406 103 1.3x
Waukee, IA 20,785 97 1.2x
Altoona, IA 18,458 93 1.1x
Clive, IA 17,167 102 1.2x
Grimes, IA 12,839 97 1.2x
Norwalk, IA 10,978 93 1.1x
Pleasant Hill, IA 9,871 96 1.2x

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