Box Elder, SD Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
Box Elder's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
13 out of 19
In South Dakota
2,223 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 Box Elder is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Box Elder, SD?

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

Compared to only South Dakota, Box Elder has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than South Dakota's index of 90.

The standard of living in Box Elder ranks as #2,224 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in South Dakota. By definition, that implies Box Elder ranks as the #4,182 most expensive place in the Mount Rushmore State.

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Box Elder Cost Of Living Vs. South Dakota

Living Expense Box Elder South Dakota National Average
Overall 93 90 100
Services 96 96 100
Groceries 102 99 100
Health 97 102 100
Housing 82 77 100
Transportation 102 96 100
Utilities 91 88 100
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Box Elder Cost of Living Vs. SD

Box Elder, SD Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in South 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 Box Elder South Dakota United States
Median Home Value $160,700 $167,100 $217,500
Median Rent $991 $747 $1,062
Median Income $53,382 $58,275 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.0x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed Box Elder Services Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Box Elder South Dakota
Shampoo $1.0 $1.01
Movie $9.0 $10.72
Bowling $9.0 $13.86

Detailed Box Elder Groceries Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Box Elder South Dakota
Ground Beef $4.03 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.33 $1.4
Milk $1.91 $1.96

Detailed Box Elder Health Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Box Elder South Dakota
Haircut $16.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $26.99 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.99 $2.32

Detailed Box Elder Transportation Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Box Elder South Dakota
Potatoes $2.88 $3.18
Pizza $12.63 $10.39
Beer $9.74 $9.23
Optometrist $163.5 $106.34
Doctor $116.75 $115.25
Dentist $78.19 $98.38

Detailed Box Elder Utilities Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Box Elder South Dakota
Gasoline $2.71 $2.59
Tire Balancing $49.13 $48.9
All Electricity $137.88 $167.6
Phone $184.77 $163.42

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Box Elder

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Box Elder
Spearfish, SD 11,547 100 1.1x
Rapid Valley, SD 9,114 95 1.0x
Sturgis, SD 6,796 91 1.0x

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