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 2018, the cost of living in Ord was 15% lower than the national average and 12% lower than Kearney. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference (129%). 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 85 97
Food 103 96
Housing 42 97
Utilities 92 94
Transportation 106 98
Health 114 97
Miscellaneous 105 97

100 = National Average