Morris 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.
IndexMorrisMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index95102100
IndexMorrisMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index114107100
Health care index114108100
Housing index77101100
Transportation index9298100
Utilities index8987100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Morris, MN cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Morris, MN is 95, which is 7% lower than the Minnesota average and 5% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Morris, MN are 3% lower than the Minnesota average and 4% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Morris is 7% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Morris is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Morris is 23% lower 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$71,208$5,934$1,661$2,136
Renters$18,611$1,551$434$558
The affordability of the housing market in Morris, 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 Morris, MN homeowners, the median income is $71,208. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,661 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $18,611. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $434 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Morris, MN, the Minnesota income tax and the Minnesota sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Minnesota maximum surtax is 7.875%, and the Minnesota sales tax is 6.875%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5.35% to 9.85% in Minnesota.

Goods & Services

ItemMorrisNational 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

ItemMorrisNational 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

ItemMorrisNational 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

ItemMorrisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $149,300.00$175,700.0015.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $820.96$1,081.0324.1%
Apartment Rent $538.00$920.0041.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMorrisNational 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.
Alberta, MN10480-20%
Farwell, MN7481-19%
Kensington, MN30384-16%
Hancock, MN84685-15%
Cyrus, MN34185-15%
Morris, MN5,32495-5%

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New Martinsville, WV5,32289-11%
Huntertown, IN5,32690-10%
Morris, MN5,32495-5%
Source: The Morris, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.