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Goods & Services 10%
Housing 9%
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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.
IndexRobbinsdaleMinnesotaNational
Cost of living101103100
Goods & Services110108100
Groceries102104100
Health care98107100
Housing91100100
Transportation10699100
Utilities9797100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Robbinsdale is 2% lower than the Minnesota average
  • The cost of living in Robbinsdale is 1% higher than the national average
  • Robbinsdale housing is 9% lower 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$80,718$6,727$1,883$2,422
      Renters$22,589$1,882$527$678
      The affordability of the housing market in Robbinsdale, MN as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Robbinsdale homeowners, the median income is $80,718. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,883 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $22,589. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $527 for their rent related monthly costs.

      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

      ItemRobbinsdaleNational 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

      ItemRobbinsdaleNational 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

      ItemRobbinsdaleNational 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

      ItemRobbinsdaleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $166,600.00$184,700.009.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,209.19$1,229.621.7%
      Apartment Rent $874.00$949.007.9%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemRobbinsdaleNational 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.
      South End, MN267920.9%
      Hilltop, MN7998218.4%
      St. Anthony city (Stearns County), MN1068713.2%
      Brooklyn Center, MN30,785991.5%
      Lexington, MN1,9651000.2%
      Robbinsdale, MN14,3821011.0%

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      Robbinsdale, MN14,3821011.0%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.