Burnsville 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.
IndexBurnsvilleMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index108102100
IndexBurnsvilleMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index116101100
Transportation index10198100
Utilities index9387100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Burnsville, MN is displayed above. In Burnsville, MN, the overall cost of living index is 108, which is 6% higher than the Minnesota average and 8% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Burnsville, MN, the city's goods and services are 3% higher than the Minnesota average and 10% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Burnsville is 6% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Burnsville is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Burnsville is 16% higher 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$78,868$6,572$1,840$2,366
Renters$41,997$3,500$980$1,260
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Burnsville, MN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Burnsville, MN homeowners have a median income of $78,868. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,840 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $41,997, which means there is a maximum of $980 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Burnsville, MN you will want to make sure you consider both the Minnesota sales tax and the Minnesota income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Minnesota is 6.875%, with the highest surtax being 7.875%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Minnesota have a range from 5.35% to 9.85%.

Goods & Services

ItemBurnsvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.60$14.5954.9%
Beauty Salon $33.37$34.683.8%
Toothpaste $3.44$2.4739.1%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.80$9.870.7%
Bowling $4.06$4.397.6%

Groceries

ItemBurnsvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.63$4.4818.9%
Fried Chicken $1.85$1.4626.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $3.12$3.061.9%
Pizza $10.58$9.2414.5%
Beer $8.48$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemBurnsvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.75$99.7817.1%
Doctor $133.63$105.0327.2%
Dentist $84.81$88.704.4%
Ibuprofen $11.66$9.4123.9%
Lipitor $252.50$298.5015.4%

Housing

ItemBurnsvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $211,100.00$175,700.0020.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,221.08$1,081.0313.0%
Apartment Rent $978.00$920.006.3%

Transportation

ItemBurnsvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $54.71$45.2920.8%

Utilities

ItemBurnsvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$163.14$170.804.5%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Landfall, MN79679-21%
St. Paul Park, MN5,32799-1%
Newport, MN3,4551000%
South St. Paul, MN20,3681011%
West St. Paul, MN19,6901022%
Burnsville, MN61,0591088%

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Burnsville, MN61,0591088%
Source: The Burnsville, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.