Webster City, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Webster City's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
20 out of 80
In Iowa
629 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Webster City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Webster City, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Webster City has an overall cost of living index of 84 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Iowa, Webster City has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Iowa's index of 92.

The standard of living in Webster City ranks as #629 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Webster City ranks as the #5,789 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Webster City Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Webster City Iowa National Average
Overall 84 92 100
Services 101 95 100
Groceries 101 95 100
Health 101 102 100
Housing 56 74 100
Transportation 105 100 100
Utilities 93 99 100
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Webster City Cost of Living Vs. IA

Webster City, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Webster City Iowa United States
Median Home Value $92,600 $153,900 $229,800
Median Rent $772 $806 $1,096
Median Income $54,531 $61,836 $64,994
Home Value To Income 1.7x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Webster City Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Webster City Iowa
Shampoo $1.61 $1.06
Movie $8.62 $10.68
Bowling $15.57 $14.67

Detailed Webster City Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Webster City Iowa
Ground Beef $4.39 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.39
Milk $2.2 $2.05

Detailed Webster City Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Webster City Iowa
Haircut $22.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $31.95 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.53 $2.34

Detailed Webster City Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Webster City Iowa
Potatoes $2.86 $3.29
Pizza $9.81 $10.62
Beer $8.86 $9.38
Optometrist $109.17 $108.57
Doctor $127.0 $116.17
Dentist $89.67 $99.13

Detailed Webster City Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Webster City Iowa
Gasoline $2.18 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.81 $50.07
All Electricity $143.46 $167.67
Phone $180.82 $175.64

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