Maplewood 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.
IndexMaplewoodMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index104102100
IndexMaplewoodMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index109107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index104101100
Transportation index10298100
Utilities index9187100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Maplewood, MN is displayed above. In Maplewood, MN, the overall cost of living index is 104, which is 2% higher than the Minnesota average and 4% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Maplewood, MN, the city's goods and services are 2% higher than the Minnesota average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Maplewood is 2% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Maplewood is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Maplewood is 4% 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$75,373$6,281$1,759$2,261
Renters$32,634$2,720$761$979
The affordability of the housing market in Maplewood, 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 Maplewood, MN homeowners, the median income is $75,373. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,759 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $32,634. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $761 used for their rent related monthly 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Maplewood, MN is the Minnesota sales tax and Minnesota income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Minnesota sales tax rate is 6.875% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Minnesota income tax rates range from 5.35% to 9.85%.

Goods & Services

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.74$14.5955.8%
Beauty Salon $33.43$34.683.6%
Toothpaste $3.44$2.4739.1%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.16$4.395.3%

Groceries

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4631.1%
Milk $2.24$2.365.0%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $10.57$9.2414.4%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.89$99.7817.9%
Doctor $131.17$105.0324.9%
Dentist $86.82$88.702.1%
Ibuprofen $11.79$9.4125.3%
Lipitor $250.88$298.5016.0%

Housing

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $185,900.00$175,700.005.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,173.84$1,081.038.6%
Apartment Rent $926.00$920.000.7%

Transportation

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.095.8%
Tire Balancing $55.48$45.2922.5%

Utilities

ItemMaplewoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.73$170.807.1%
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.
Landfall, MN79679-21%
Hilltop, MN82881-19%
St. Paul Park, MN5,32799-1%
Lexington, MN2,019100-0%
Newport, MN3,4551000%
Maplewood, MN39,2611044%

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Germantown, TN39,20711212%
Clovis, NM39,20486-14%
Maplewood, MN39,2611044%
Source: The Maplewood, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.