Eden Prairie 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.
IndexEden PrairieMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index121102100
IndexEden PrairieMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index158101100
Transportation index10198100
Utilities index9387100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Eden Prairie, MN. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Eden Prairie, MN being 121, that puts it 18% higher than the average of Minnesota and 21% 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 Eden Prairie, 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 Eden Prairie is 18% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Eden Prairie is 21% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Eden Prairie is 58% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Eden Prairie, MN as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Eden Prairie, MN homeowners, the median income is $115,397. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,692 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $61,326. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,431 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Minnesota Sales Tax

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Minnesota Income Tax

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For those who live in Eden Prairie, MN and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Minnesota income tax rate and the Minnesota sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Minnesota, the sales tax is 6.875%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7.875%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Minnesota, the income tax rate ranges between 5.35% to 9.85%.

Goods & Services

ItemEden PrairieNational 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%


ItemEden PrairieNational 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

ItemEden PrairieNational 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%


ItemEden PrairieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $301,200.00$175,700.0071.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,221.08$1,081.0313.0%
Apartment Rent $1,154.00$920.0025.4%


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


ItemEden PrairieNational 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.
Hilltop, MN82881-19%
Columbia Heights, MN19,6051011%
Crystal, MN22,4591022%
Lauderdale, MN2,4221022%
Robbinsdale, MN14,1961033%
Eden Prairie, MN62,09612121%

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Eden Prairie, MN62,09612121%
Source: The Eden Prairie, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.