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Overall 15%
Goods & Services 10%
Housing 37%
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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.
IndexLakevilleMinnesotaNational
Cost of living115103100
Goods & Services110108100
Groceries102104100
Health care98107100
Housing137100100
Transportation10699100
Utilities9797100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Lakeville is 11% higher than the Minnesota average
  • The cost of living in Lakeville is 15% higher than the national average
  • Lakeville housing is 37% higher than the national average
  • Minnesota general sales tax is 35% higher than the national average
  • Minnesota state income tax is 117% 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$106,660$8,888$2,489$3,200
      Renters$57,925$4,827$1,351$1,738
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living in Lakeville is by simply calculating the maximum that should be spent on housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The plan is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Lakeville has a median income of about $106,660 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a maximum of $2,489 should be spent on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $57,925. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,351 on all rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      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

      ItemLakevilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.99$20.2723.3%
      Beauty Salon $35.26$40.3912.7%
      Toothpaste $3.35$2.3641.9%
      Shampoo $1.11$1.083.4%
      Movie $9.80$10.9910.8%
      Bowling $28.70$15.4985.3%

      Groceries

      ItemLakevilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.25$4.301.2%
      Fried Chicken $2.02$1.4044.1%
      Milk $2.52$2.2014.4%
      Potatoes $3.23$3.220.4%
      Pizza $13.00$10.7421.1%
      Beer $9.02$9.606.0%

      Health Care

      ItemLakevilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $90.04$109.7317.9%
      Doctor $145.70$118.3423.1%
      Dentist $87.08$100.9413.7%
      Ibuprofen $10.75$9.938.2%
      Lipitor $439.28$469.536.4%

      Housing

      ItemLakevilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $260,400.00$184,700.0041.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,209.19$1,229.621.7%
      Apartment Rent $1,224.00$949.0029.0%

      Transportation

      ItemLakevilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.67$2.711.5%
      Tire Balancing $61.39$51.8618.4%

      Utilities

      ItemLakevilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$162.80$170.844.7%
      Phone $184.36$187.181.5%
      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.
      St. Paul Park, MN5,3521011.4%
      Coates, MN1541021.6%
      Randolph, MN4241032.8%
      Vermillion, MN4541032.8%
      Northfield, MN20,4051033.3%
      Lakeville, MN59,78611515.0%

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      Gardena, CA59,89813433.8%
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,916937.0%
      Lakeville, MN59,78611515.0%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.