Hecla 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.
IndexHeclaSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index7689100
IndexHeclaSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index101105100
Health care index11493100
Housing index2575100
Transportation index9591100
Utilities index9987100

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  • The cost of living in Hecla is 14% lower than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Hecla is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hecla is 75% 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$35,000$2,917$817$1,050
Renters$28,750$2,396$671$863

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

ItemHeclaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.15$14.593.8%
Beauty Salon $27.25$34.6821.4%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.67$4.3916.4%

Groceries

ItemHeclaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.98$4.4811.1%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4621.6%
Milk $2.94$2.3624.8%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0626.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.14$8.635.9%

Health Care

ItemHeclaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.40$99.7820.4%
Doctor $152.00$105.0344.7%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.18$9.4113.1%
Lipitor $321.67$298.507.8%

Housing

ItemHeclaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $34,200.00$175,700.0080.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $980.39$1,081.039.3%
Apartment Rent $364.00$920.0060.4%

Transportation

ItemHeclaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.2%
Tire Balancing $48.96$45.298.1%

Utilities

ItemHeclaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.00$170.806.9%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.
Claremont, SD16874-26%
Ludden, ND4280-20%
Hecla, SD18976-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Thor, IA18973-27%
Leisure Lake, MO18976-24%
White City, IL18990-10%
Bay View, MI18998-2%
Nichols, WI18985-15%
Hecla, SD18976-24%
Source: The Hecla, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.