Sawyer 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.
IndexSawyerNorth DakotaNational
Cost of living index10097100
IndexSawyerNorth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index106102100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index115113100
Housing index8985100
Transportation index114107100
Utilities index8385100

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  • The cost of living in Sawyer is 3% higher than the North Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Sawyer is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sawyer is 11% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota state income tax is 51% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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North Dakota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
North Dakota5%8%

North Dakota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
North Dakota1.1%2.9%

Goods & Services

ItemSawyerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.66$16.092.6%
Beauty Salon $28.34$37.3324.1%
Toothpaste $2.91$2.4519.0%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0019.9%
Movie $11.62$10.2813.0%
Bowling $4.25$4.9313.8%


ItemSawyerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$3.805.9%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.3%
Milk $2.72$2.0135.6%
Potatoes $3.26$3.018.3%
Pizza $13.33$9.8934.9%
Beer $8.33$8.906.3%

Health Care

ItemSawyerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $112.00$102.169.6%
Doctor $151.11$108.3639.5%
Dentist $84.67$92.538.5%
Ibuprofen $12.65$9.2836.3%
Lipitor $493.89$425.8216.0%


ItemSawyerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $155,800.00$184,700.0015.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,185.21$1,202.441.4%
Apartment Rent $950.00$949.000.1%


ItemSawyerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.242.0%
Tire Balancing $64.00$46.2938.3%


ItemSawyerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.75$165.9617.6%
Phone $23.97$28.6816.4%
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.
Granville, ND23089-11%
Velva, ND1,15796-4%
Voltaire, ND4499-1%
Minot, ND47,3381055%
Surrey, ND1,0791066%
Sawyer, ND3231000%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Middletown, IL32382-18%
Nehalem, OR3231088%
Hanaford, IL32378-22%
Brainard, NE32385-15%
Neche, ND32386-14%
Sawyer, ND3231000%
Source: The Sawyer, ND cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.