Hills 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.
IndexHillsMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index84102100
IndexHillsMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index98105100
Groceries index95106100
Health care index109113100
Housing index57100100
Transportation index94103100
Utilities index8989100

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  • The cost of living in Hills is 18% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Hills is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hills is 43% 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$52,500$4,375$1,225$1,575
Renters$21,875$1,823$510$656

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

ItemHillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.62$16.0915.3%
Beauty Salon $28.24$37.3324.4%
Toothpaste $2.74$2.4512.1%
Shampoo $0.95$1.004.8%
Movie $9.39$10.288.7%
Bowling $4.14$4.9316.0%

Groceries

ItemHillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.86$3.8024.8%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.0%
Milk $2.02$2.010.6%
Potatoes $2.06$3.0131.5%
Pizza $10.68$9.898.1%
Beer $8.61$8.903.2%

Health Care

ItemHillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.54$102.1617.0%
Doctor $124.44$108.3614.8%
Dentist $97.87$92.535.8%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $460.07$425.828.0%

Housing

ItemHillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,400.00$184,700.0051.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,058.27$1,202.4412.0%
Apartment Rent $717.00$949.0024.4%

Transportation

ItemHillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.7%
Tire Balancing $41.34$46.2910.7%

Utilities

ItemHillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.73$165.9611.0%
Phone $25.75$28.6810.2%
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.
Magnolia, MN23779-21%
Alvord, IA23682-18%
Lester, IA26984-16%
Beaver Creek, MN37584-16%
Rock Rapids, IA2,56985-15%
Hills, MN72884-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Washington Boro, PA7281011%
Greene, RI72812323%
Parmelee, SD72876-24%
Hornersville, MO72874-26%
Thayer, IL72886-14%
Hills, MN72884-16%
Source: The Hills, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.