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Overall 29%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 82%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexErwinSouth DakotaNational
Cost of living7190100
Goods & Services9696100
Groceries9699100
Health care107102100
Housing1877100
Transportation9196100
Utilities8588100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Erwin is 21% lower than the South Dakota average
  • The cost of living in Erwin is 29% lower than the national average
  • Erwin housing is 82% 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$37,500$3,125$875$1,125
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemErwinNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.15$17.497.7%
      Beauty Salon $30.20$38.1720.9%
      Toothpaste $2.13$2.328.2%
      Shampoo $1.13$1.0111.7%
      Movie $9.75$10.729.1%
      Bowling $15.19$13.869.6%

      Groceries

      ItemErwinNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.19$3.9018.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.91$1.4036.8%
      Milk $2.13$1.968.6%
      Potatoes $2.49$3.1821.8%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $8.79$9.234.8%

      Health Care

      ItemErwinNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $124.00$106.3416.6%
      Doctor $142.50$115.2523.6%
      Dentist $100.00$98.381.6%
      Ibuprofen $9.59$9.263.6%
      Lipitor $447.40$466.474.1%

      Housing

      ItemErwinNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $33,800.00$184,700.0081.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,183.43$1,273.327.1%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemErwinNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.58$2.590.5%
      Tire Balancing $38.40$48.9021.5%

      Utilities

      ItemErwinNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.73$167.6025.6%
      Phone $178.51$163.429.2%
      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.
      Vienna, SD3294-6%
      Hetland, SD3573-27%
      Badger, SD8174-26%
      Bryant, SD43377-23%
      Willow Lake, SD34477-23%
      Erwin, SD4371-29%

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      Source: The Erwin, SD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.