Delano 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.
IndexDelanoMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index108102100
IndexDelanoMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index115101100
Transportation index10198100
Utilities index9387100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Delano, MN. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Delano, MN being 108, that puts it 5% higher than the average of Minnesota and 8% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Delano, MN, the price of goods and services are 3% higher than the average of Minnesota as well as 10% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Delano is 5% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Delano is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Delano is 15% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Delano, MN to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Delano, MN, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Delano, MN salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$98,357$8,196$2,295$2,951
Renters$28,398$2,367$663$852
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Delano, MN, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Delano, MN, the median monthly income is $98,357 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,295 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $28,398, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $663 on monthly rental expenses.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Delano, MN is the Minnesota sales tax and Minnesota income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Minnesota sales tax rate is 6.875% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Minnesota income tax rates range from 5.35% to 9.85%.

Goods & Services

ItemDelanoNational 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

ItemDelanoNational 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

ItemDelanoNational 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

ItemDelanoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $229,700.00$175,700.0030.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,221.08$1,081.0313.0%
Apartment Rent $719.00$920.0021.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDelanoNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lester Prairie, MN1,66695-5%
Winsted, MN2,32595-5%
Maple Lake, MN2,06195-5%
Howard Lake, MN2,04995-5%
New Germany, MN42597-3%
Delano, MN5,5981088%

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Nelsonville, OH5,59680-20%
Pinckneyville, IL5,60083-17%
Pana, IL5,60180-20%
Snowflake, AZ5,59591-9%
Lebanon, KY5,59484-16%
Delano, MN5,5981088%
Source: The Delano, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.