2022 Cost of Living Calculator for Taxes:
Hollister, California and Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Taxes in Council Bluffs, Iowa are 24.5% cheaper than Hollister, California

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Social Security TaxesHollister, CACouncil Bluffs, IAU.S. Avg
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Sales Taxes Amount (Rate)Hollister, CACouncil Bluffs, IAU.S. Avg
Estimated Taxable Amount
State Sales Tax
County Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax

Tax On FoodHollister, CACouncil Bluffs, IAU.S. Avg
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Real Estate Taxes AmountHollister, CACouncil Bluffs, IAU.S. Avg
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Sales / Transfer Tax Percentage
   Amortized Over 13 Years
Property Tax

Assumes the local median home price and sales tax is amoritized over 13 years.

Motor Vehicle Taxes AmountHollister, CACouncil Bluffs, IAU.S. Avg
Auto Sales Tax (amortized over 6 years)
Yearly Property Tax
Yearly Registration

Assumes a new $25,000 Honda Accord and Sales Tax is amortized over 6 years.

Other State TaxesHollister, CACouncil Bluffs, IAU.S. AvgDifference
Corporate Income (Max)
Gasoline (per gallon)
Cigarettes (per pack)
Liquor (per gallon)
Wine (per gallon)
Beer (per gallon)

* grt = Gross Receipts Tax. In this state, the corporation is required to pay the gross receipts tax on each sale instead of a traditional income tax based on its earnings. The effect is that a percentage of the total revenue or gross receipts for each sale has to be paid to the state as tax. The gross receipts tax is much like a Value Added Tax, only for businesses rather than individuals. Four states impose gross receipt taxes, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.

- Single, standard deduction, one exemption
- Sales Tax includes food and services where applicable
- Real tax taxes are based on the local median home price
- Car taxes assume a new Honda Accord costing $25,000

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A cost of living index allows you to compare what it costs to live in one place against another, revealing how far your money will go in different areas. Scores are presented in relation to the national average of 100. If a place’s COL index is below 100, it’s cheaper than the national average. If it’s over 100, it’s more expensive than the national average.

For example, a cost of living index of 130 means it costs 30% more to live there as compared to the national average (130-100=30). If you perform the same calculation with a cost of index below the national average of 100, you’ll get a negative number showing how much money you’ll save. So, in a place with a COL of 85, that means it costs 15% less to live there than the national average (85-100=-15).


The BestPlaces cost of living index is the most accurate and complete available because we add many new categories to the current and historical systems. We start with ACCRA’s 100-as-national-average model adopted by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) in 1968, then update and expand it to include 21st-century consumer spending preferences and expenditure types.

Using sophisticated modeling techniques, our BestPlaces analysis expands the geographic scope of our Cost of Living Indexes down to the zip code level, covering every county, city, and metro area in the United States.

The BestPlaces cost of living score includes housing prices for renters or homeowners, utilities (electric, natural gas, oil), healthcare costs (premiums and common surgeries), entertainment costs, transportation expenses (vehicle insurance and registration fees, gas prices and commuting costs, vehicle depreciation), food prices (meat, dairy, ready-to-eat, and more), child care (for both infants and toddlers, at home and away from home), and taxes (income, property, sales, motor vehicle).

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