Rock Creek 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.
IndexRock CreekMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index102102100
IndexRock CreekMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index96101100
Transportation index10198100
Utilities index9387100

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  • The cost of living in Rock Creek is equal to the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Rock Creek is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rock Creek is 4% 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$61,792$5,149$1,442$1,854
Renters$21,087$1,757$492$633

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%

Goods & Services

ItemRock CreekNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.60$14.5954.9%
Beauty Salon $33.37$34.683.8%
Toothpaste $3.44$2.4739.1%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.80$9.870.7%
Bowling $4.06$4.397.6%

Groceries

ItemRock CreekNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.63$4.4818.9%
Fried Chicken $1.85$1.4626.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $3.12$3.061.9%
Pizza $10.58$9.2414.5%
Beer $8.48$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemRock CreekNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.75$99.7817.1%
Doctor $133.63$105.0327.2%
Dentist $84.81$88.704.4%
Ibuprofen $11.66$9.4123.9%
Lipitor $252.50$298.5015.4%

Housing

ItemRock CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $159,000.00$175,700.009.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,221.08$1,081.0313.0%
Apartment Rent $990.00$920.007.6%

Transportation

ItemRock CreekNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $54.71$45.2920.8%

Utilities

ItemRock CreekNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$163.14$170.804.5%
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.
Henriette, MN5081-19%
Stanchfield, MN12086-14%
Grasston, MN24185-15%
Brook Park, MN14188-12%
Grantsburg, WI1,22789-11%
Rock Creek, MN1,7781022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coaling, AL1,77892-8%
Shadeland, IN1,77888-12%
Woodacre, CA1,77817676%
Southport, IN1,77889-11%
Earlham, IA1,77888-12%
Rock Creek, MN1,7781022%
Source: The Rock Creek, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.