Alberta cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAlbertaMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index80102100
IndexAlbertaMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index114107100
Health care index114108100
Housing index27101100
Transportation index9298100
Utilities index8987100

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  • The cost of living in Alberta is 22% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Alberta is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Alberta is 73% lower than the national average.
  • Minnesota general sales tax is 35% higher than the national average.
  • Minnesota state income tax is 141% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$56,875$4,740$1,327$1,706
Renters$0$0$0$0

Minnesota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Minnesota6.875%7.875%

Minnesota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Minnesota5.35%9.85%

Goods & Services

ItemAlbertaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.63$14.5948.2%
Beauty Salon $29.50$34.6814.9%
Toothpaste $3.02$2.4722.1%
Shampoo $1.04$1.021.8%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.98$4.399.4%

Groceries

ItemAlbertaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.94$4.4810.3%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.64$2.3612.0%
Potatoes $1.99$3.0635.0%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemAlbertaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$99.7820.3%
Doctor $159.50$105.0351.9%
Dentist $84.75$88.704.5%
Ibuprofen $10.47$9.4111.2%
Lipitor $297.89$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemAlbertaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $47,900.00$175,700.0072.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $820.96$1,081.0324.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemAlbertaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $42.25$45.296.7%

Utilities

ItemAlbertaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.93$170.804.6%
Phone $22.89$28.2619.0%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Johnson, MN798-2%
Hancock, MN84685-15%
Donnelly, MN27485-15%
Chokio, MN42183-17%
Morris, MN5,32495-5%
Alberta, MN10480-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lowes, KY1041011%
Powhatan, LA10473-27%
Broomtown, AL10473-27%
Odin, MN10479-21%
Landingville, PA10498-2%
Alberta, MN10480-20%
Source: The Alberta, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.