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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

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.

Overall, Rapid City, South Dakota cost of living is 101.10.

  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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re: Low wages and high cost of living by design! -
Why would anyone want to speed the growth of Rapid City? Yes, wages should be fair, but the Black Hills are only so big, and it would be stupid to attempt to draw more... (read more)
Low wages and high cost of living by design!
Our elected leaders want to have their cake and eat it too. They would rather have low population than a flourishing economy. This region has massive potential! It is... (read more)
What economy???
Sorry there is no economy here....so if you do not mind living "poor" with people who are very narrow small minded people then....this is the place for you !!There is... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
re: Rapid City - My take - 4/20/2010
I would like to ask, for someone that is planing to move there. My husband knows the city and loved. He is a general contractor and would try to start his own company.... (read more)
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)
Wow! What a bunch of haters!
Let me start by saying I have lived in and visited a lot of different places in my life, including big cities like Phoenix, Chicago, and New Orleans. So I am NOT some... (read more)
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