Bison 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.
IndexBisonSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living index8290100
IndexBisonSouth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index114104100
Housing index3877100
Transportation index10894100
Utilities index8693100

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  • The cost of living in Bison is 9% lower than the South Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Bison is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bison is 62% 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$55,313$4,609$1,291$1,660
Renters$20,000$1,667$467$600

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

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.03$16.0912.1%
Beauty Salon $28.12$37.3324.7%
Toothpaste $2.30$2.456.2%
Shampoo $0.98$1.002.4%
Movie $9.76$10.285.0%
Bowling $4.75$4.933.7%

Groceries

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.82$3.800.3%
Fried Chicken $1.52$1.409.1%
Milk $2.63$2.0131.0%
Potatoes $3.66$3.0121.5%
Pizza $11.25$9.8913.8%
Beer $9.28$8.904.3%

Health Care

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.07$102.1611.7%
Doctor $146.73$108.3635.4%
Dentist $97.58$92.535.5%
Ibuprofen $9.34$9.280.7%
Lipitor $446.56$425.824.9%

Housing

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,500.00$184,700.0069.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,159.64$1,202.443.6%
Apartment Rent $530.00$949.0044.2%

Transportation

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.3%
Tire Balancing $55.97$46.2920.9%

Utilities

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.30$165.9610.6%
Phone $23.71$28.6817.3%
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.
Bison, SD35882-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Union Star, MO35876-24%
Moline, KS35879-21%
Dublin, NC35888-12%
Miltona, MN35893-7%
Russellville, SC3581066%
Bison, SD35882-18%
Source: The Bison, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.