Lexington cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexLexingtonMinnesotaNational
Cost of living101104100
IndexLexingtonMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services113109100
Groceries103106100
Health care103110100
Housing87100100
Transportation104100100
Utilities9798100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Lexington is 3% lower than the Minnesota average
  • The cost of living in Lexington is 1% higher than the national average
  • Lexington housing is 13% 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$62,969$5,247$1,469$1,889
      Renters$36,510$3,043$852$1,095

      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

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.49$17.4940.0%
      Beauty Salon $34.71$38.179.1%
      Toothpaste $3.37$2.3245.2%
      Shampoo $1.08$1.016.7%
      Movie $10.43$10.722.7%
      Bowling $21.05$13.8651.9%

      Groceries

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.52$3.9015.9%
      Fried Chicken $2.10$1.4050.5%
      Milk $2.62$1.9633.5%
      Potatoes $3.36$3.185.6%
      Pizza $12.73$10.3922.5%
      Beer $8.91$9.233.5%

      Health Care

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $89.90$106.3415.5%
      Doctor $150.44$115.2530.5%
      Dentist $85.78$98.3812.8%
      Ibuprofen $11.78$9.2627.2%
      Lipitor $445.61$466.474.5%

      Housing

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $155,400.00$184,700.0015.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,327.62$1,273.324.3%
      Apartment Rent $877.00$949.007.6%

      Transportation

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.47$2.594.5%
      Tire Balancing $59.72$48.9022.1%

      Utilities

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$162.02$167.603.3%
      Phone $178.08$163.429.0%
      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

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Landfall, MN79377-23%
      Hilltop, MN79983-17%
      St. Anthony city (Stearns County), MN10688-12%
      Brooklyn Center, MN30,7851000%
      Columbia Heights, MN19,6891022%
      Lexington, MN1,9651011%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Granite, OK1,96576-24%
      Santa Nella, CA1,96597-3%
      Colby, WI1,96484-16%
      Willowbrook CDP, IL1,9661077%
      Dexter, ME1,96695-5%
      Lexington, MN1,9651011%
      Source: The Lexington, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.