Rochester, MN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Rochester's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
32 out of 147
In Minnesota
2,808 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Rochester is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Rochester, MN?

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

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

The standard of living in Rochester ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Minnesota. By definition, that implies Rochester ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the North Star State.

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Rochester Cost Of Living Vs. Minnesota

Living Expense Rochester Minnesota National Average
Overall 97 104 100
Services 96 109 100
Groceries 96 106 100
Health 98 110 100
Housing 90 100 100
Transportation 103 100 100
Utilities 111 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Minnesota, check out:
Rochester Cost of Living Vs. MN

Rochester, 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.

$200,100
Median Home Value
$974
Median Rent
$73,106
Median Income
Statistic Rochester Minnesota United States
Median Home Value $200,100 $223,900 $217,500
Median Rent $974 $977 $1,062
Median Income $73,106 $71,306 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Rochester Services Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Rochester Minnesota
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $10.5 $10.72
Bowling $10.0 $13.86

Detailed Rochester Groceries Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Rochester Minnesota
Ground Beef $3.27 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.65 $1.4
Milk $2.07 $1.96

Detailed Rochester Health Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Rochester Minnesota
Haircut $25.76 $17.49
Beauty Salon $29.22 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.82 $2.32

Detailed Rochester Transportation Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Rochester Minnesota
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $11.49 $10.39
Beer $8.93 $9.23
Optometrist $94.0 $106.34
Doctor $130.0 $115.25
Dentist $92.0 $98.38

Detailed Rochester Utilities Costs Vs. Minnesota

Item Rochester Minnesota
Gasoline $2.92 $2.59
Tire Balancing $43.98 $48.9
All Electricity $204.31 $167.6
Phone $178.59 $163.42

Rochester SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Rochester

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Rochester
Winona, MN 26,854 94 1.0x
Owatonna, MN 25,685 94 1.0x
Austin, MN 25,114 88 0.9x
Faribault, MN 23,800 93 1.0x
Northfield, MN 20,347 104 1.1x
Red Wing, MN 16,338 100 1.0x
Kasson, MN 6,350 93 1.0x
Stewartville, MN 6,120 95 1.0x
Byron, MN 5,462 104 1.1x

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