Grand Marais 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.
IndexGrand MaraisMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index101102100
IndexGrand MaraisMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index99105100
Groceries index96106100
Health care index112113100
Housing index100100100
Transportation index109103100
Utilities index10489100

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  • The cost of living in Grand Marais is 2% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Grand Marais is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Grand Marais is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemGrand MaraisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.40$16.092.0%
Beauty Salon $34.40$37.337.9%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4514.7%
Shampoo $1.05$1.005.3%
Movie $9.57$10.286.9%
Bowling $3.56$4.9327.8%


ItemGrand MaraisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.31$3.8013.2%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4011.9%
Milk $1.73$2.0113.7%
Potatoes $2.20$3.0127.0%
Pizza $11.50$9.8916.3%
Beer $7.80$8.9012.3%

Health Care

ItemGrand MaraisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $118.33$102.1615.8%
Doctor $152.26$108.3640.5%
Dentist $91.27$92.531.4%
Ibuprofen $8.94$9.283.6%
Lipitor $430.58$425.821.1%


ItemGrand MaraisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $214,800.00$184,700.0016.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.86$1,202.4414.7%
Apartment Rent $583.00$949.0038.6%


ItemGrand MaraisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.39$2.246.5%
Tire Balancing $52.40$46.2913.2%


ItemGrand MaraisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.55$165.967.0%
Phone $29.33$28.682.2%
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.
Grand Marais, MN1,0481011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Palouse, WA1,04891-9%
Hazel Green, WI1,04888-12%
Midpines, CA1,04811313%
Gowrie, IA1,04778-22%
North Bonneville, WA1,0491099%
Grand Marais, MN1,0481011%
Source: The Grand Marais, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.