Valley City, ND Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
Valley City's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
2 out of 14
In North Dakota
1,128 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 Valley City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Valley City, ND?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Valley City has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Dakota, Valley City has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than North Dakota's index of 95.

The standard of living in Valley City ranks as #1,128 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in North Dakota. By definition, that implies Valley City ranks as the #5,279 most expensive place in the Peace Garden State.

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Valley City Cost Of Living Vs. North Dakota

Living Expense Valley City North Dakota National Average
Overall 87 95 100
Services 100 97 100
Groceries 108 106 100
Health 115 113 100
Housing 55 85 100
Transportation 99 104 100
Utilities 87 89 100
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Valley City Cost of Living Vs. ND

Valley City, 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 Valley City North Dakota United States
Median Home Value $133,600 $193,900 $217,500
Median Rent $677 $826 $1,062
Median Income $46,926 $64,894 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed Valley City Services Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Valley City North Dakota
Shampoo $1.26 $1.01
Movie $11.0 $10.72
Bowling $4.03 $13.86

Detailed Valley City Groceries Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Valley City North Dakota
Ground Beef $3.4 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.84 $1.4
Milk $2.96 $1.96

Detailed Valley City Health Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Valley City North Dakota
Haircut $18.03 $17.49
Beauty Salon $34.13 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.32

Detailed Valley City Transportation Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Valley City North Dakota
Potatoes $2.73 $3.18
Pizza $8.77 $10.39
Beer $9.04 $9.23
Optometrist $93.17 $106.34
Doctor $157.22 $115.25
Dentist $95.33 $98.38

Detailed Valley City Utilities Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Valley City North Dakota
Gasoline $2.11 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.47 $48.9
All Electricity $142.52 $167.6
Phone $25.3 $163.42

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