Darwin 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.
IndexDarwinMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index92102100
IndexDarwinMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index103105100
Groceries index115106100
Health care index124113100
Housing index64100100
Transportation index101103100
Utilities index8589100

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  • The cost of living in Darwin is 11% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Darwin is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Darwin is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Minnesota general sales tax is 35% higher than the national average.
  • Minnesota state income tax is 141% higher 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$60,000$5,000$1,400$1,800
Renters$31,875$2,656$744$956

Minnesota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Minnesota6.875%7.875%

Minnesota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Minnesota5.35%9.85%

Goods & Services

ItemDarwinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.00$16.095.7%
Beauty Salon $32.17$37.3313.8%
Toothpaste $2.93$2.4519.9%
Shampoo $1.53$1.0053.3%
Movie $9.25$10.2810.0%
Bowling $4.07$4.9317.4%

Groceries

ItemDarwinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.79$3.800.3%
Fried Chicken $2.22$1.4058.9%
Milk $2.29$2.0114.1%
Potatoes $3.02$3.010.2%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $9.79$8.9010.0%

Health Care

ItemDarwinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $132.83$102.1630.0%
Doctor $184.50$108.3670.3%
Dentist $89.10$92.533.7%
Ibuprofen $9.63$9.283.8%
Lipitor $480.16$425.8212.8%

Housing

ItemDarwinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,500.00$184,700.0037.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $823.98$1,202.4431.5%
Apartment Rent $638.00$949.0032.8%

Transportation

ItemDarwinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.5%
Tire Balancing $45.09$46.292.6%

Utilities

ItemDarwinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.68$165.962.0%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Cedar Mills, MN4685-15%
Cosmos, MN49386-14%
Grove City, MN61589-11%
Silver Lake, MN92791-9%
Kingston, MN17091-9%
Darwin, MN34292-8%

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Darwin, MN34292-8%
Source: The Darwin, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.