According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Storm Lake has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Iowa, Storm Lake has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Iowa's index of 90.
The standard of living in Storm Lake ranks as #1,324 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Storm Lake ranks as the #5,083 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.