Jefferson 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.
IndexJeffersonSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index8489100
IndexJeffersonSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index95105100
Health care index10293100
Housing index5975100
Transportation index9691100
Utilities index9187100

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  • The cost of living in Jefferson is 5% lower than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Jefferson is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jefferson is 41% 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$56,458$4,705$1,317$1,694
Renters$45,268$3,772$1,056$1,358

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

ItemJeffersonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.83$14.598.5%
Beauty Salon $28.50$34.6817.8%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.79$9.870.8%
Bowling $3.61$4.3917.8%

Groceries

ItemJeffersonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.80$3.068.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.90$8.638.5%

Health Care

ItemJeffersonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.40$99.782.6%
Doctor $136.00$105.0329.5%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.30$9.411.2%
Lipitor $306.52$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemJeffersonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $97,800.00$175,700.0044.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $608.00$920.0033.9%

Transportation

ItemJeffersonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.0%
Tire Balancing $47.97$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemJeffersonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.32$170.807.9%
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.
Waterbury, NE6076-24%
Martinsburg, NE5678-22%
Richland, SD7678-22%
Allen, NE31681-19%
Westfield, IA17582-18%
Jefferson, SD57084-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Concorde Hills, OH57013939%
Elizabeth, LA57086-14%
Pittsford, VT5701066%
Crowder, MS57073-27%
Mechanicsburg, IL57086-14%
Jefferson, SD57084-16%
Source: The Jefferson, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.