Mount Pleasant, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Mount Pleasant's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Mount Pleasant is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Mount Pleasant, IA?

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

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

The standard of living in Mount Pleasant ranks as #647 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Mount Pleasant ranks as the #5760 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

Mount Pleasant Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Mount Pleasant Iowa National Average
Overall 84 90 100
Services 89 96 100
Groceries 97 98 100
Health 99 100 100
Housing 60 73 100
Transportation 90 101 100
Utilities 109 98 100
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Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant Iowa United States
Median Home Value $108,800 $142,300 $204,900
Median Rent $666 $766 $1,023
Median Income $50,346 $58,580 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.16x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Mount Pleasant

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Mount Pleasant
Burlington, IA 25,127 82 1.0x
Ottumwa, IA 24,676 86 1.0x
Muscatine, IA 23,864 89 1.1x
Fort Madison, IA 10,614 80 1.0x
Keokuk, IA 10,412 78 0.9x
Fairfield, IA 10,216 83 1.0x
Monmouth, IL 9,189 79 0.9x
Washington, IA 7,345 91 1.1x

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