Mendota 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.
Cost of living index103102100
Goods & Services index109107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index100101100
Transportation index10298100
Utilities index9187100

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  • The cost of living in Mendota is 1% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Mendota is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mendota is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemMendotaNational 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%


ItemMendotaNational 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

ItemMendotaNational 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%


ItemMendotaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $172,200.00$175,700.002.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,173.84$1,081.038.6%
Apartment Rent $969.00$920.005.3%


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


ItemMendotaNational 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%
Brooklyn Center, MN30,54998-2%
St. Paul Park, MN5,32799-1%
Newport, MN3,4551000%
Mendota, MN2211033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hartsburg, IL22183-17%
Aurora, WV22191-9%
Chupadero, NM22115151%
Millican, TX22190-10%
Taylorsville, GA22195-5%
Mendota, MN2211033%
Source: The Mendota, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.