Maple Grove 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.
IndexMaple GroveMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index115102100
IndexMaple GroveMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index138101100
Transportation index10198100
Utilities index9387100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Maple Grove, MN. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Maple Grove, MN being 115, that puts it 12% higher than the average of Minnesota and 15% 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 Maple Grove, 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 Maple Grove is 12% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Maple Grove is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Maple Grove is 38% 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$103,072$8,589$2,405$3,092
Renters$45,211$3,768$1,055$1,356
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Maple Grove, MN as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Maple Grove, MN homeowners, is $103,072. This would allow for a maximum of $2,405 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $45,211 which would result in a maximum of $1,055 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Maple Grove, MN, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Minnesota, as well as the rate for income tax in Minnesota. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Minnesota is 7.875%, and the sales tax in the state of Minnesota is 6.875%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Minnesota starts from 5.35% and goes up to 9.85%.

Goods & Services

ItemMaple GroveNational 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

ItemMaple GroveNational 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

ItemMaple GroveNational 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

ItemMaple GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $242,200.00$175,700.0037.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,221.08$1,081.0313.0%
Apartment Rent $1,286.00$920.0039.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMaple GroveNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hilltop, MN82881-19%
Brooklyn Center, MN30,54998-2%
Lexington, MN2,019100-0%
Columbia Heights, MN19,6051011%
Osseo, MN2,4801011%
Maple Grove, MN64,36411515%

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Maple Grove, MN64,36411515%
Source: The Maple Grove, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.