Sheldon, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
88
Sheldon's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
40 out of 80
In Iowa
1,324 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 Sheldon is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sheldon, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sheldon has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Sheldon ranks as #1,324 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Sheldon ranks as the #5,083 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Sheldon Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Sheldon Iowa National Average
Overall 88 90 100
Services 96 96 100
Groceries 96 98 100
Health 107 100 100
Housing 73 73 100
Transportation 91 101 100
Utilities 85 98 100
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Sheldon Cost of Living Vs. IA

Sheldon, 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.

$130,500
Median Home Value
$558
Median Rent
$53,110
Median Income
Statistic Sheldon Iowa United States
Median Home Value $130,500 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $558 $789 $1,062
Median Income $53,110 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Sheldon Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Sheldon Iowa
Shampoo $1.13 $1.01
Movie $9.75 $10.72
Bowling $15.19 $13.86

Detailed Sheldon Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Sheldon Iowa
Ground Beef $3.19 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.91 $1.4
Milk $2.13 $1.96

Detailed Sheldon Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Sheldon Iowa
Haircut $16.15 $17.49
Beauty Salon $30.2 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.13 $2.32

Detailed Sheldon Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Sheldon Iowa
Potatoes $2.49 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $8.79 $9.23
Optometrist $124.0 $106.34
Doctor $142.5 $115.25
Dentist $100.0 $98.38

Detailed Sheldon Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Sheldon Iowa
Gasoline $2.58 $2.59
Tire Balancing $38.4 $48.9
All Electricity $124.73 $167.6
Phone $178.51 $163.42

Sheldon SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sheldon

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sheldon
Worthington, MN 13,105 86 1.0x
Spencer, IA 11,052 86 1.0x
Storm Lake, IA 10,558 88 1.0x
Le Mars, IA 9,941 87 1.0x
Brandon, SD 9,934 95 1.1x
Sioux Center, IA 7,534 94 1.1x
Harrisburg, SD 6,087 93 1.1x

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