Brookings, SD Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
91
Brookings's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
10 out of 19
In South Dakota
1,886 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 Brookings is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Brookings, SD?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Brookings has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Brookings ranks as #1,887 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in South Dakota. By definition, that implies Brookings ranks as the #4,520 most expensive place in the Mount Rushmore State.

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Brookings Cost Of Living Vs. South Dakota

Living Expense Brookings South Dakota National Average
Overall 91 90 100
Services 96 96 100
Groceries 96 99 100
Health 107 102 100
Housing 84 77 100
Transportation 91 96 100
Utilities 85 88 100
For more reading on cost of living around South Dakota, check out:
Brookings Cost of Living Vs. SD

Brookings, 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.

$181,000
Median Home Value
$753
Median Rent
$53,863
Median Income
Statistic Brookings South Dakota United States
Median Home Value $181,000 $167,100 $217,500
Median Rent $753 $747 $1,062
Median Income $53,863 $58,275 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed Brookings Services Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Brookings South Dakota
Shampoo $1.13 $1.01
Movie $9.75 $10.72
Bowling $15.19 $13.86

Detailed Brookings Groceries Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Brookings South Dakota
Ground Beef $3.19 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.91 $1.4
Milk $2.13 $1.96

Detailed Brookings Health Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Brookings South Dakota
Haircut $16.15 $17.49
Beauty Salon $30.2 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.13 $2.32

Detailed Brookings Transportation Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Brookings South Dakota
Potatoes $2.49 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $8.79 $9.23
Optometrist $124.0 $106.34
Doctor $142.5 $115.25
Dentist $100.0 $98.38

Detailed Brookings Utilities Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Brookings South Dakota
Gasoline $2.58 $2.59
Tire Balancing $38.4 $48.9
All Electricity $124.73 $167.6
Phone $178.51 $163.42

Brookings SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
7
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Brookings

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Brookings
Watertown, SD 22,166 90 1.0x
Madison, SD 7,261 83 0.9x

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