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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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.