Brookings 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.
IndexBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index9388100
IndexBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index10495100
Groceries index105105100
Health care index11193100
Housing index7871100
Transportation index9891100
Utilities index7687100

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Brookings is 6% higher than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Brookings is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brookings is 22% 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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Compare Brookings, SD Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.25$14.5925.1%
Beauty Salon $25.50$34.6826.5%
Toothpaste $1.79$2.4727.6%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.88$4.489.0%
Fried Chicken $2.09$1.4642.8%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $12.00$9.2429.8%
Beer $7.76$8.6310.1%

Health Care

ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.81$99.7823.0%
Doctor $160.37$105.0352.7%
Dentist $92.75$88.704.6%
Ibuprofen $8.15$9.4113.4%
Lipitor $266.68$298.5010.7%

Housing

ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $145,800.00$181,400.0019.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $929.86$1,081.0314.0%
Apartment Rent $644.00$889.0027.6%

Transportation

ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.4%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemBrookingsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.78$170.8012.9%
Phone $17.01$28.2639.8%
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.
Nunda, SD4180-20%
Bushnell, SD5882-18%
Sinai, SD12584-16%
White, SD50484-16%
Aurora, SD69686-14%
Brookings, SD22,06593-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Radcliff, KY22,06490-10%
Newberg, OR22,06311515%
Hastings, MN22,0721033%
La Porte, IN22,07782-18%
Green Valley, AZ22,05099-1%
Brookings, SD22,06593-7%
Source: The Brookings, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.