Allen 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.
IndexAllenSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index8590100
IndexAllenSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index10299100
Health care index97102100
Housing index5577100
Transportation index10296100
Utilities index9188100
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  • The cost of living in Allen is 6% lower than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Allen is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Allen is 45% lower than the national average.
  • South Dakota general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • South Dakota state income tax is 100% 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$0$0$0$0
      Renters$14,167$1,181$331$425

      South Dakota Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      South Dakota4%6%

      South Dakota Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      South Dakota0%0%

      Goods & Services

      ItemAllenNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.00$17.498.5%
      Beauty Salon $26.99$38.1729.3%
      Toothpaste $1.99$2.3214.3%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.011.2%
      Movie $9.00$10.7216.1%
      Bowling $9.00$13.8635.1%

      Groceries

      ItemAllenNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.03$3.903.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.33$1.404.7%
      Milk $1.91$1.962.7%
      Potatoes $2.88$3.189.5%
      Pizza $12.63$10.3921.5%
      Beer $9.74$9.235.5%

      Health Care

      ItemAllenNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $163.50$106.3453.8%
      Doctor $116.75$115.251.3%
      Dentist $78.19$98.3820.5%
      Ibuprofen $9.33$9.260.7%
      Lipitor $493.50$466.475.8%

      Housing

      ItemAllenNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,668.57$1,273.3231.0%
      Apartment Rent $520.00$949.0045.2%

      Transportation

      ItemAllenNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.71$2.594.4%
      Tire Balancing $49.13$48.900.5%

      Utilities

      ItemAllenNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$137.88$167.6017.7%
      Phone $184.77$163.4213.1%
      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.
      Batesland, SD11771-29%
      Kyle, SD86874-26%
      Martin, SD87080-20%
      Allen, SD48485-15%

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      Union, IL48494-6%
      St. Mary, MO48482-18%
      Allen, SD48485-15%
      Source: The Allen, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.