Perry, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Perry'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 Perry is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Perry, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Perry has an overall cost of living index of 86 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Perry ranks as #959 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Perry ranks as the #5447 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Perry Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Perry Iowa National Average
Overall 86 90 100
Services 101 96 100
Groceries 99 98 100
Health 101 100 100
Housing 55 73 100
Transportation 103 101 100
Utilities 90 98 100
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Perry, 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 Perry Iowa United States
Median Home Value $87,700 $142,300 $204,900
Median Rent $752 $766 $1,023
Median Income $43,637 $58,580 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.0x 2.4x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.16x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Perry

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Perry
Ames, IA 65,937 97 1.1x
West Des Moines, IA 64,400 97 1.1x
Ankeny, IA 59,152 96 1.1x
Urbandale, IA 42,881 97 1.1x
Johnston, IA 20,767 103 1.2x
Waukee, IA 19,344 97 1.1x
Altoona, IA 17,936 93 1.1x
Clive, IA 17,195 102 1.2x
Norwalk, IA 10,568 93 1.1x
Carroll, IA 9,899 91 1.1x

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