Detroit Lakes, MN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Detroit Lakes's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
32 out of 147
In Minnesota
2,747 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Detroit Lakes is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Detroit Lakes, MN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Detroit Lakes has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Minnesota, Detroit Lakes has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Minnesota's index of 104.

The standard of living in Detroit Lakes ranks as #2,747 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Minnesota. By definition, that implies Detroit Lakes ranks as the #3,672 most expensive place in the North Star State.

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Detroit Lakes Cost Of Living Vs. Minnesota

Living Expense Detroit Lakes Minnesota National Average
Overall 97 104 100
Services 101 106 100
Groceries 108 102 100
Health 116 113 100
Housing 84 101 100
Transportation 97 102 100
Utilities 85 98 100
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Detroit Lakes Cost of Living Vs. MN

Detroit Lakes, MN Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Minnesota, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Detroit Lakes Minnesota United States
Median Home Value $188,500 $235,700 $229,800
Median Rent $760 $1,010 $1,096
Median Income $51,185 $73,382 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Detroit Lakes Services Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Shampoo $1.26 $1.06
Movie $11.0 $10.68
Bowling $4.03 $14.67

Detailed Detroit Lakes Groceries Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Ground Beef $3.4 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.84 $1.39
Milk $2.96 $2.05

Detailed Detroit Lakes Health Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Haircut $18.03 $18.62
Beauty Salon $34.13 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.34

Detailed Detroit Lakes Transportation Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Potatoes $2.73 $3.29
Pizza $8.77 $10.62
Beer $9.04 $9.38
Optometrist $93.17 $108.57
Doctor $157.22 $116.17
Dentist $95.33 $99.13

Detailed Detroit Lakes Utilities Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Gasoline $2.11 $2.22
Tire Balancing $50.47 $50.07
All Electricity $142.52 $167.67
Phone $25.3 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Detroit Lakes

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Detroit Lakes
Fargo, ND 123,550 98 1.0x
Moorhead, MN 43,409 97 1.0x
Fergus Falls, MN 13,754 90 0.9x

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