Dallas 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.
IndexDallasSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index7490100
IndexDallasSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9295100
Groceries index10299100
Health care index99104100
Housing index2677100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index9793100

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  • The cost of living in Dallas is 17% lower than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Dallas is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dallas is 74% 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$49,750$4,146$1,161$1,493
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

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.75$16.092.1%
Beauty Salon $21.59$37.3342.2%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.455.1%
Shampoo $0.92$1.007.7%
Movie $8.75$10.2814.9%
Bowling $4.50$4.938.8%

Groceries

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.37$3.8011.5%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.3%
Milk $2.05$2.012.1%
Potatoes $2.84$3.015.6%
Pizza $8.33$9.8915.8%
Beer $9.62$8.908.1%

Health Care

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.56$102.168.2%
Doctor $113.11$108.364.4%
Dentist $84.56$92.538.6%
Ibuprofen $10.35$9.2811.5%
Lipitor $407.90$425.824.2%

Housing

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,800.00$184,700.0073.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,535.86$1,202.4427.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.242.1%
Tire Balancing $34.79$46.2924.8%

Utilities

ItemDallasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.44$165.9618.4%
Phone $32.99$28.6815.0%
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.
Colome, SD37276-24%
Gregory, SD1,48578-22%
Burke, SD61279-21%
Dallas, SD9074-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Big Lake, MO9092-8%
Maxbass, ND901011%
Hingham, MT9078-22%
Jennette, AR9077-23%
Cottage Grove, TN9080-20%
Dallas, SD9074-26%
Source: The Dallas, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.