Benedict 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.
IndexBenedictNorth DakotaNational
Cost of living index8095100
IndexBenedictNorth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index113106100
Health care index113113100
Housing index2485100
Transportation index113104100
Utilities index8989100
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  • The cost of living in Benedict is 16% lower than the North Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Benedict is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Benedict is 76% 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$44,375$3,698$1,035$1,331
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemBenedictNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.33$17.4916.2%
      Beauty Salon $31.25$38.1718.1%
      Toothpaste $4.34$2.3287.0%
      Shampoo $1.41$1.0139.3%
      Movie $11.19$10.724.3%
      Bowling $10.00$13.8627.9%

      Groceries

      ItemBenedictNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $2.98$3.9023.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.55$1.4011.1%
      Milk $2.65$1.9635.1%
      Potatoes $4.15$3.1830.4%
      Pizza $12.99$10.3925.0%
      Beer $8.35$9.239.5%

      Health Care

      ItemBenedictNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $115.67$106.348.8%
      Doctor $160.00$115.2538.8%
      Dentist $96.50$98.381.9%
      Ibuprofen $10.07$9.268.7%
      Lipitor $533.27$466.4714.3%

      Housing

      ItemBenedictNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $44,200.00$184,700.0076.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,280.63$1,273.320.6%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemBenedictNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.69$2.593.8%
      Tire Balancing $64.65$48.9032.2%

      Utilities

      ItemBenedictNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
      Phone $185.52$163.4213.5%
      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.
      Ruso, ND91055%
      Max, ND39186-14%
      Voltaire, ND4499-1%
      Benedict, ND8080-20%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Chesapeake, MO8095-5%
      Maiden Rock, WI8086-14%
      Stockholm, WI8011313%
      Turin, IA8092-8%
      Tobias, NE8076-24%
      Benedict, ND8080-20%
      Source: The Benedict, ND cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.