Cost of Living

The value of rural living

You can really stretch your dollar in Ord.  Housing, utilities, transportation and health care costs are far below both metro Nebraska and national averages.

In 2019, the cost of living in Ord is 21% lower than the national average and 24% lower than Kearney. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference (135%). The information below gives information on just how far your dollar will go in Ord.  You can also calculate your savings in Ord with this cost of living calculator from

How does Ord compare?

Cost of Living Ord Kearney
Overall 79 97
Food & Groceries 102 100
Housing 46 108
Utilities 94 90
Transportation 62 66
Health 134 131
Miscellaneous 100 100

100 = National Average