Cathay 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.
IndexCathayNorth DakotaNational
Cost of living index7897100
IndexCathayNorth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index101102100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index114113100
Housing index2385100
Transportation index108107100
Utilities index8685100

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  • The cost of living in Cathay is 20% lower than the North Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Cathay is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cathay is 77% 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$26,250$2,188$612$788
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

ItemCathayNational 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

ItemCathayNational 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

ItemCathayNational 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

ItemCathayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $42,500.00$184,700.0077.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,159.64$1,202.443.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCathayNational 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.
Hamberg, ND151044%
Bowdon, ND15980-20%
Sykeston, ND11682-18%
New Rockford, ND1,46682-18%
Fessenden, ND49183-17%
Cathay, ND3678-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kickapoo Site 6, KS361000%
Belvidere, NE3670-30%
Woodworth, ND3680-20%
Scott, AR3699-1%
Casas, TX3681-19%
Cathay, ND3678-22%
Source: The Cathay, ND cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.