Staples 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.
IndexStaplesMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index87102100
IndexStaplesMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index104107100
Groceries index114107100
Health care index114108100
Housing index52101100
Transportation index9298100
Utilities index8987100

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  • The cost of living in Staples is 15% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Staples is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Staples is 48% 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$44,408$3,701$1,036$1,332
Renters$18,650$1,554$435$560

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

ItemStaplesNational 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

ItemStaplesNational 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

ItemStaplesNational 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

ItemStaplesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,400.00$175,700.0050.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $820.96$1,081.0324.1%
Apartment Rent $529.00$920.0042.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemStaplesNational 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.
Aldrich, MN7383-17%
Bertha, MN54184-16%
Hewitt, MN21784-16%
Eagle Bend, MN47386-14%
Verndale, MN61787-13%
Staples, MN2,54587-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Lisbon, WI2,54582-18%
Mount Vernon, KY2,54580-20%
Dayton, OR2,5451077%
Seagraves, TX2,54477-23%
Doniphan, MO2,54678-22%
Staples, MN2,54587-13%
Source: The Staples, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.