Grand Forks, ND Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Grand Forks's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Grand Forks is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Grand Forks, ND?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Grand Forks has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Dakota, Grand Forks has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than North Dakota's index of 95.

The standard of living in Grand Forks ranks as #2224 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in North Dakota. By definition, that implies Grand Forks ranks as the #4182 most expensive place in the Peace Garden State.

Grand Forks Cost Of Living Vs. North Dakota

Living Expense Grand Forks North Dakota National Average
Overall 93 95 100
Services 91 97 100
Groceries 101 106 100
Health 108 113 100
Housing 90 85 100
Transportation 99 104 100
Utilities 91 89 100
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Grand Forks, ND Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in North Dakota, 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 Grand Forks North Dakota United States
Median Home Value $197,900 $185,000 $204,900
Median Rent $809 $806 $1,023
Median Income $47,871 $63,473 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.1x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.15x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Grand Forks

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Grand Forks
Thief River Falls, MN 8,758 84 0.9x
East Grand Forks, MN 8,635 93 1.0x
Crookston, MN 7,782 84 0.9x

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