Long Beach 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.
IndexLong BeachMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index111102100
IndexLong BeachMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index114107100
Health care index114108100
Housing index132101100
Transportation index9298100
Utilities index8987100

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  • The cost of living in Long Beach is 9% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Long Beach is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Long Beach is 32% 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)
Owners$66,875$5,573$1,560$2,006
Renters$48,125$4,010$1,123$1,444

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%

Goods & Services

ItemLong BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.63$14.5948.2%
Beauty Salon $29.50$34.6814.9%
Toothpaste $3.02$2.4722.1%
Shampoo $1.04$1.021.8%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.98$4.399.4%

Groceries

ItemLong BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.94$4.4810.3%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.64$2.3612.0%
Potatoes $1.99$3.0635.0%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemLong BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$99.7820.3%
Doctor $159.50$105.0351.9%
Dentist $84.75$88.704.5%
Ibuprofen $10.47$9.4111.2%
Lipitor $297.89$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemLong BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $232,300.00$175,700.0032.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $820.96$1,081.0324.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemLong BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $42.25$45.296.7%

Utilities

ItemLong BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.93$170.804.6%
Phone $22.89$28.2619.0%
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.
Farwell, MN7481-19%
Westport, MN3782-18%
Kensington, MN30384-16%
Cyrus, MN34185-15%
Sedan, MN3085-15%
Long Beach, MN34311111%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oxbow, ND34312020%
Grainfield, KS34381-19%
Kevil, KY34379-21%
Iron Horse, CA34314747%
Diamondhead Lake, IA34385-15%
Long Beach, MN34311111%
Source: The Long Beach, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.