Portal 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.
IndexPortalNorth DakotaNational
Cost of living index8693100
IndexPortalNorth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index106100100
Groceries index106103100
Health care index113110100
Housing index5079100
Transportation index93100100
Utilities index7985100

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  • The cost of living in Portal is 8% lower than the North Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Portal is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Portal is 50% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota state income tax is 45% lower 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$51,875$4,323$1,210$1,556
Renters$43,438$3,620$1,013$1,303

North Dakota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
North Dakota5%8%

North Dakota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
North Dakota1.22%3.22%

Goods & Services

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.45$15.5618.5%
Beauty Salon $23.56$36.1134.8%
Toothpaste $3.24$2.4731.0%
Shampoo $1.08$0.9612.3%
Movie $11.11$10.139.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.7410.2%

Groceries

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$3.982.1%
Fried Chicken $1.74$1.4123.7%
Milk $2.70$2.0630.7%
Potatoes $2.81$2.985.7%
Pizza $13.00$9.4737.2%
Beer $8.45$8.793.9%

Health Care

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.78$101.043.7%
Doctor $147.78$107.4437.5%
Dentist $79.11$90.4212.5%
Ibuprofen $14.30$9.2854.1%
Lipitor $479.80$426.5012.5%

Housing

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Home Price $59,600.00$175,700.0066.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,116.11$1,133.231.5%
Apartment Rent $813.00$920.0011.6%

Transportation

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$1.993.2%
Tire Balancing $32.00$45.7630.1%

Utilities

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$124.13$163.8124.2%
Phone $23.97$28.3915.6%
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.
Larson, ND01011%
Flaxton, ND5879-21%
Columbus, ND18386-14%
Bowbells, ND39488-12%
Lignite, ND8189-11%
Portal, ND11986-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ali Chuk, AZ11980-20%
Wilsonville, NE11968-32%
Mulberry, OK11978-22%
Pointe a la Hache, LA11982-18%
Centralia, IA11994-6%
Portal, ND11986-14%
Source: The Portal, ND cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.