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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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.