Ottertail 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.
IndexOttertailMinnesotaNational
Cost of living index101104100
IndexOttertailMinnesotaNational
Goods & Services index100109100
Groceries index108106100
Health care index115110100
Housing index104100100
Transportation index99100100
Utilities index8798100
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  • The cost of living in Ottertail is 3% lower than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Ottertail is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ottertail is 4% higher 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$53,438$4,453$1,247$1,603
      Renters$56,563$4,714$1,320$1,697

      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

      ItemOttertailNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.03$17.493.1%
      Beauty Salon $34.13$38.1710.6%
      Toothpaste $2.36$2.321.7%
      Shampoo $1.26$1.0124.2%
      Movie $11.00$10.722.6%
      Bowling $4.03$13.8670.9%

      Groceries

      ItemOttertailNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.40$3.9012.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4032.1%
      Milk $2.96$1.9651.0%
      Potatoes $2.73$3.1814.1%
      Pizza $8.77$10.3915.7%
      Beer $9.04$9.232.1%

      Health Care

      ItemOttertailNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $93.17$106.3412.4%
      Doctor $157.22$115.2536.4%
      Dentist $95.33$98.383.1%
      Ibuprofen $10.28$9.2611.0%
      Lipitor $428.78$466.478.1%

      Housing

      ItemOttertailNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $213,500.00$184,700.0015.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,232.19$1,273.323.2%
      Apartment Rent $719.00$949.0024.2%

      Transportation

      ItemOttertailNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.11$2.5918.5%
      Tire Balancing $50.47$48.903.2%

      Utilities

      ItemOttertailNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$142.52$167.6015.0%
      Phone $25.30$163.4284.5%
      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.

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