Index St. Paul Minnesota National
Cost of living index 101 102 100
Index St. Paul Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 104 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 97 101 100
Transportation index 97 98 100
Utilities index 94 91 100

Cost of living is 1% lower than the Minnesota average
Cost of living is 1% higher than the national average
Cost of housing is 3% lower than the national average 

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household $38,770 $3,231 $905 $1,163

Minnesota Sales Tax

State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
Minnesota 6.875% 7.875%

Minnesota Income Tax

State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
Minnesota 5.35% 9.85%

Goods & Services

Item St. Paul National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.91 $15.56 60.0%
Beauty Salon $33.76 $36.11 6.5%
Toothpaste $3.41 $2.47 37.8%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.8%
Movie $9.85 $10.13 2.8%
Bowling $4.06 $4.74 14.2%

Groceries

Item St. Paul National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.98 2.2%
Fried Chicken $1.94 $1.41 37.9%
Milk $2.17 $2.06 5.0%
Potatoes $3.19 $2.98 7.0%
Pizza $10.59 $9.47 11.8%
Beer $8.92 $8.79 1.4%

Health Care

Item St. Paul National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.20 $101.04 19.6%
Doctor $134.89 $107.44 25.5%
Dentist $87.31 $90.42 3.4%
Ibuprofen $11.78 $9.28 27.0%
Lipitor $406.73 $426.50 4.6%