Sioux Falls, SD Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Sioux Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
15 out of 19
In South Dakota
2,449 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 Sioux Falls is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sioux Falls, SD?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sioux Falls has an overall cost of living index of 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only South Dakota, Sioux Falls has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than South Dakota's index of 91.

The standard of living in Sioux Falls ranks as #2,449 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in South Dakota. By definition, that implies Sioux Falls ranks as the #3,969 most expensive place in the Mount Rushmore State.

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Sioux Falls Cost Of Living Vs. South Dakota

Living Expense Sioux Falls South Dakota National Average
Overall 95 91 100
Services 94 94 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 121 96 100
Housing 85 79 100
Transportation 100 93 100
Utilities 96 88 100
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Sioux Falls Cost of Living Vs. SD

Sioux Falls, 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 Sioux Falls South Dakota United States
Median Home Value $205,100 $174,600 $229,800
Median Rent $838 $761 $1,096
Median Income $61,738 $59,896 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.3x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed Sioux Falls Services Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Sioux Falls South Dakota
Shampoo $0.92 $1.06
Movie $8.83 $10.68
Bowling $9.17 $14.67

Detailed Sioux Falls Groceries Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Sioux Falls South Dakota
Ground Beef $4.86 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.39
Milk $2.14 $2.05

Detailed Sioux Falls Health Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Sioux Falls South Dakota
Haircut $21.16 $18.62
Beauty Salon $30.55 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.27 $2.34

Detailed Sioux Falls Transportation Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Sioux Falls South Dakota
Potatoes $3.84 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $8.98 $9.38
Optometrist $125.17 $108.57
Doctor $204.33 $116.17
Dentist $101.0 $99.13

Detailed Sioux Falls Utilities Costs Vs. South Dakota

Item Sioux Falls South Dakota
Gasoline $2.2 $2.22
Tire Balancing $47.72 $50.07
All Electricity $157.58 $167.67
Phone $182.1 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sioux Falls

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sioux Falls
Brandon, SD 10,030 98 1.0x
Harrisburg, SD 6,420 98 1.0x
Tea, SD 5,714 98 1.0x

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