Blooming Prairie 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.
IndexBlooming PrairieMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index86102100
IndexBlooming PrairieMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index96106100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index100110100
Housing index67101100
Transportation index8298100
Utilities index9491100

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  • The cost of living in Blooming Prairie is 16% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Blooming Prairie is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blooming Prairie is 33% 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$63,047$5,254$1,471$1,892
Renters$19,297$1,608$450$579

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

ItemBlooming PrairieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.99$15.5622.0%
Beauty Salon $25.45$36.1129.5%
Toothpaste $2.37$2.474.3%
Shampoo $1.02$0.966.0%
Movie $8.67$10.1314.4%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemBlooming PrairieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.47$3.9812.9%
Fried Chicken $1.96$1.4139.1%
Milk $1.90$2.067.8%
Potatoes $2.40$2.9819.6%
Pizza $9.32$9.471.6%
Beer $8.57$8.792.5%

Health Care

ItemBlooming PrairieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.50$101.0421.3%
Doctor $120.67$107.4412.3%
Dentist $82.14$90.429.2%
Ibuprofen $10.41$9.2812.2%
Lipitor $441.04$426.503.4%

Housing

ItemBlooming PrairieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,900.00$175,700.0032.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $889.35$1,133.2321.5%
Apartment Rent $603.00$920.0034.5%

Transportation

ItemBlooming PrairieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.6%
Tire Balancing $25.16$45.7645.0%

Utilities

ItemBlooming PrairieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$174.36$163.816.4%
Phone $21.97$28.3922.6%
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.
Mapleview, MN20278-22%
Waltham, MN15280-20%
Claremont, MN48585-15%
Sargeant, MN7980-20%
Lansing, MN16481-19%
Blooming Prairie, MN1,83686-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Marbury, AL1,83681-19%
Harpersville, AL1,83684-16%
Pagosa Springs, CO1,8351022%
Colma, CA1,83716666%
Denver, NC1,83798-2%
Blooming Prairie, MN1,83686-14%
Source: The Blooming Prairie, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.