Grand Forks, ND Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
Grand Forks's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
5 out of 14
In North Dakota
1,974 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 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 92 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 0.9x lower than North Dakota's index of 97.

The standard of living in Grand Forks ranks as #1,974 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Dakota. By definition, that implies Grand Forks ranks as the #4,444 most expensive place in the Peace Garden State.

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Grand Forks Cost Of Living Vs. North Dakota

Living Expense Grand Forks North Dakota National Average
Overall 92 97 100
Services 86 98 100
Groceries 95 105 100
Health 108 113 100
Housing 92 84 100
Transportation 101 104 100
Utilities 96 92 100
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Grand Forks Cost of Living Vs. ND

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 $209,800 $199,900 $229,800
Median Rent $817 $828 $1,096
Median Income $50,194 $65,315 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.2x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed Grand Forks Services Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Grand Forks North Dakota
Shampoo $1.23 $1.06
Movie $7.13 $10.68
Bowling $10.5 $14.67

Detailed Grand Forks Groceries Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Grand Forks North Dakota
Ground Beef $4.51 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.68 $1.39
Milk $2.51 $2.05

Detailed Grand Forks Health Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Grand Forks North Dakota
Haircut $17.64 $18.62
Beauty Salon $33.67 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.65 $2.34

Detailed Grand Forks Transportation Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Grand Forks North Dakota
Potatoes $3.82 $3.29
Pizza $10.38 $10.62
Beer $8.99 $9.38
Optometrist $122.5 $108.57
Doctor $172.24 $116.17
Dentist $82.05 $99.13

Detailed Grand Forks Utilities Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Grand Forks North Dakota
Gasoline $2.11 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.64 $50.07
All Electricity $148.14 $167.67
Phone $187.95 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Grand Forks

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Grand Forks
Thief River Falls, MN 8,792 83 0.9x
East Grand Forks, MN 8,555 90 1.0x
Crookston, MN 7,711 80 0.9x

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