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.
A general summary of the cost of living index in Brookings, SD is shown above. Compared to the state average of South Dakota the cost of living index in Brookings, SD is 93, which is 3% higher than the average in South Dakota and compared to the national average it is 7% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Brookings, SD goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in South Dakota and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
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The cost of living in Brookings is 3% higher than the South Dakota average.
The cost of living in Brookings is 7% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Brookings is 16% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Brookings, SD to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Brookings, SD, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Brookings, SD salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.
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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Brookings, SD by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Brookings, SD have a median income of $76,886. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,794 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $26,819, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $626.
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The South Dakota sales tax and South Dakota income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Brookings, SD. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The South Dakota sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The South Dakota income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.
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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.