Arnold 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.
Cost of living index101102100
Goods & Services index103106100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index113110100
Housing index100101100
Transportation index10398100
Utilities index8591100

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  • The cost of living in Arnold is 1% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Arnold is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Arnold is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemArnoldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.91$15.5640.8%
Beauty Salon $31.17$36.1113.7%
Toothpaste $3.64$2.4747.2%
Shampoo $1.19$0.9623.3%
Movie $10.04$10.130.9%
Bowling $4.29$4.749.4%


ItemArnoldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.28$3.9832.5%
Fried Chicken $2.27$1.4161.2%
Milk $2.45$2.0618.8%
Potatoes $2.45$2.9817.7%
Pizza $8.10$9.4714.5%
Beer $9.08$8.793.3%

Health Care

ItemArnoldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.76$101.0420.5%
Doctor $164.95$107.4453.5%
Dentist $87.93$90.422.7%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.282.2%
Lipitor $392.82$426.507.9%


ItemArnoldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $174,800.00$175,700.000.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.28$1,133.2321.4%
Apartment Rent $923.00$920.000.3%


ItemArnoldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.8%
Tire Balancing $52.70$45.7615.2%


ItemArnoldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.36$163.813.4%
Phone $17.02$28.3940.0%
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.
Superior, WI26,93292-8%
Carlton, MN93894-6%
Proctor, MN3,06695-5%
Duluth, MN86,23996-4%
Thomson, MN16999-1%
Arnold, MN3,0021011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Summit Hill, PA3,00291-9%
Emmitsburg, MD3,0011044%
New York Mills, NY3,00192-8%
East Dundee, IL3,0031077%
Smithsburg, MD3,0011044%
Arnold, MN3,0021011%
Source: The Arnold, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.