Red Oak, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
80
Red Oak'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 Red Oak is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Red Oak, IA?

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

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

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

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Red Oak Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Red Oak Iowa National Average
Overall 80 90 100
Services 91 96 100
Groceries 98 98 100
Health 95 100 100
Housing 47 73 100
Transportation 96 101 100
Utilities 99 98 100
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Red Oak Cost of Living Vs. IA

Red Oak, 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.

$82,400
Median Home Value
$642
Median Rent
$43,085
Median Income
Statistic Red Oak Iowa United States
Median Home Value $82,400 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $642 $789 $1,062
Median Income $43,085 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.9x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Red Oak Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Red Oak Iowa
Shampoo $0.9 $1.01
Movie $10.64 $10.72
Bowling $15.33 $13.86

Detailed Red Oak Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Red Oak Iowa
Ground Beef $3.09 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.4
Milk $1.67 $1.96

Detailed Red Oak Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Red Oak Iowa
Haircut $16.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.57 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.93 $2.32

Detailed Red Oak Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Red Oak Iowa
Potatoes $3.82 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.13 $9.23
Optometrist $119.8 $106.34
Doctor $122.85 $115.25
Dentist $76.96 $98.38

Detailed Red Oak Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Red Oak Iowa
Gasoline $2.49 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.37 $48.9
All Electricity $158.16 $167.6
Phone $191.59 $163.42

Red Oak SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Red Oak

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Red Oak
Bellevue, NE 53,324 90 1.1x
Bartlett, IL 41,120 118 1.5x
Papillion, NE 20,423 93 1.2x
Maryville, MO 11,696 87 1.1x
Chalco, NE 10,952 89 1.1x
Ralston, NE 7,321 89 1.1x
Plattsmouth, NE 6,448 85 1.1x
Glenwood, IA 5,326 87 1.1x

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