Center City 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.
IndexCenter CityMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index110102100
IndexCenter CityMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index109107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index123101100
Transportation index10298100
Utilities index9187100

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  • The cost of living in Center City is 8% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Center City is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Center City is 23% 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$85,208$7,101$1,988$2,556
Renters$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350

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

ItemCenter CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.74$14.5955.8%
Beauty Salon $33.43$34.683.6%
Toothpaste $3.44$2.4739.1%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.16$4.395.3%

Groceries

ItemCenter CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4631.1%
Milk $2.24$2.365.0%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $10.57$9.2414.4%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemCenter CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.89$99.7817.9%
Doctor $131.17$105.0324.9%
Dentist $86.82$88.702.1%
Ibuprofen $11.79$9.4125.3%
Lipitor $250.88$298.5016.0%

Housing

ItemCenter CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $237,500.00$175,700.0035.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,173.84$1,081.038.6%
Apartment Rent $879.00$920.004.5%

Transportation

ItemCenter CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.095.8%
Tire Balancing $55.48$45.2922.5%

Utilities

ItemCenter CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.73$170.807.1%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Centuria, WI1,00191-9%
Stacy, MN1,53992-8%
Dresser, WI87194-6%
Shafer, MN93695-5%
Harris, MN99996-4%
Center City, MN66611010%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mashpee Neck, MA66614040%
Bettsville, OH66685-15%
Bonnetsville, NC66694-6%
Maben, MS66672-28%
Folsom, LA66691-9%
Center City, MN66611010%
Source: The Center City, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.