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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Rapid City, South Dakota is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Rapid City, South Dakota is more expensive.

Rapid City, South Dakota cost of living is 101.10.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGRapid City, South DakotaUnited States
  Overall  101100
  Grocery  107.6100
  Health  99100
  Housing  98100
  Utilities  85100
  Transportation  94100
  Miscellaneous  111100


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You will love it...or you will hate it.

West River is by far the beautiful side of the state. I am very blessed to have grown up here; the Black Hills are magical if you are an out door sort of person. Aside... (Read More)



Rapid City SD living

4 distinct seasons. Nestled in the Black Hills, 25 miles from Mt Rushmore. Many tourists in the simmer. Winters can get a little long. ... (Read More)



Too High for the Wages

Rapid City is a beautiful area, with the Black Hills as a backdrop to any home you have in our area. However, you will pay a hefty price for such scenery, as the housing... (Read More)



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