Badger 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.
IndexBadgerSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index7590100
IndexBadgerSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9895100
Groceries index9599100
Health care index109104100
Housing index2777100
Transportation index9494100
Utilities index8993100

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  • The cost of living in Badger is 16% lower than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Badger is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Badger is 73% lower than the national average.
  • South Dakota general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • South Dakota state income tax is 100% lower 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$50,625$4,219$1,181$1,519
Renters$0$0$0$0

South Dakota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
South Dakota4%6%

South Dakota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
South Dakota0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemBadgerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.62$16.0915.3%
Beauty Salon $28.24$37.3324.4%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4512.1%
Shampoo $0.95$1.004.8%
Movie $9.39$10.288.7%
Bowling $4.14$4.9316.0%

Groceries

ItemBadgerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.86$3.8024.8%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.0%
Milk $2.02$2.010.6%
Potatoes $2.06$3.0131.5%
Pizza $10.68$9.898.1%
Beer $8.61$8.903.2%

Health Care

ItemBadgerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.54$102.1617.0%
Doctor $124.44$108.3614.8%
Dentist $97.87$92.535.8%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $460.07$425.828.0%

Housing

ItemBadgerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $49,300.00$184,700.0073.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,058.27$1,202.4412.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBadgerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.7%
Tire Balancing $41.34$46.2910.7%

Utilities

ItemBadgerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.73$165.9611.0%
Phone $25.75$28.6810.2%
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.
Erwin, SD4373-27%
Hetland, SD3575-25%
Bryant, SD43378-22%
Lake Preston, SD54379-21%
Lake Norden, SD47982-18%
Badger, SD8175-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rathbun, IA8174-26%
Revillo, SD8178-22%
Barrelville, MD8181-19%
Tilleda, WI8182-18%
Ursine, NV8191-9%
Badger, SD8175-25%
Source: The Badger, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.