Midway 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 index101102100
Goods & Services index102106100
Groceries index106105100
Health care index110110100
Housing indexn/a101100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index9091100

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  • The cost of living in Midway is 2% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Midway is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Midway 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

ItemMidwayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.64$15.566.9%
Beauty Salon $29.63$36.1117.9%
Toothpaste $2.77$2.4712.2%
Shampoo $1.01$0.964.3%
Movie $10.21$10.130.8%
Bowling $3.81$4.7419.6%


ItemMidwayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.83$3.983.8%
Fried Chicken $1.93$1.4137.2%
Milk $3.08$2.0649.1%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.8%
Pizza $9.18$9.473.1%
Beer $10.44$8.7918.8%

Health Care

ItemMidwayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.84$101.0424.0%
Doctor $147.23$107.4437.0%
Dentist $92.40$90.422.2%
Ibuprofen $8.95$9.283.5%
Lipitor $445.67$426.504.5%


ItemMidwayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,065.78$1,133.236.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemMidwayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.3%
Tire Balancing $47.96$45.764.8%


ItemMidwayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$138.49$163.8115.5%
Phone $28.13$28.390.9%
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.
Pine Point, MN26080-20%
Wolf Lake, MN6785-15%
Sebeka, MN67285-15%
Menahga, MN1,39587-13%
Park Rapids, MN3,89490-10%
Midway, MN121011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Manele, HI1214444%
Hyder, AK1212424%
Bigelow, MO1270-30%
Topock, AZ121011%
Sarles, ND1270-30%
Midway, MN121011%
Source: The Midway, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.