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Overall 12%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 19%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexDell RapidsSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living8888100
Goods & Services9193100
Groceries8895100
Health care103100100
Housing8177100
Transportation8889100
Utilities9392100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Dell Rapids is equal to the South Dakota average
  • The cost of living in Dell Rapids is 12% lower than the national average
  • Dell Rapids housing is 19% 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$66,833$5,569$1,559$2,005
      Renters$34,076$2,840$795$1,022

      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

      ItemDell RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.90$20.2716.6%
      Beauty Salon $28.58$40.3929.3%
      Toothpaste $2.15$2.368.9%
      Shampoo $1.07$1.081.0%
      Movie $9.43$10.9914.1%
      Bowling $13.73$15.4911.3%

      Groceries

      ItemDell RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $2.94$4.3031.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4021.2%
      Milk $2.44$2.2010.7%
      Potatoes $2.58$3.2219.9%
      Pizza $9.95$10.747.4%
      Beer $9.14$9.604.7%

      Health Care

      ItemDell RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $122.03$109.7311.2%
      Doctor $160.93$118.3436.0%
      Dentist $101.20$100.940.3%
      Ibuprofen $9.32$9.936.2%
      Lipitor $325.99$469.5330.6%

      Housing

      ItemDell RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $149,400.00$184,700.0019.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,246.43$1,229.621.4%
      Apartment Rent $775.00$949.0018.3%

      Transportation

      ItemDell RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.61$2.713.5%
      Tire Balancing $38.29$51.8626.2%

      Utilities

      ItemDell RapidsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$145.74$170.8414.7%
      Phone $191.00$187.182.0%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Wentworth, SD2127029.7%
      Sherman, SD657426.4%
      Egan, SD3077722.9%
      Trent, SD2908020.4%
      Colman, SD6858119.4%
      Dell Rapids, SD3,7158812.0%

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      Ballinger, TX3,7158217.8%
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      Lyons, KS3,7168119.3%
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      Dell Rapids, SD3,7158812.0%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.