South Dakota Cost of Living

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South Dakota cost of living score
Less expensive
10.7% lower
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the South Dakota average
South Dakota gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 89.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 10.7% lower than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for South Dakota.

South Dakota

Housing costs in South Dakota?
A typical home costs $268,000, which is 20.7% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average South Dakota home, at $268,000. Renting a two-bedroom unit in South Dakota costs $910 per month, which is 36.4% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $910.

Can I afford South Dakota?
To live comfortably in South Dakota, a minimum annual income of $51,480 for a family, and $28,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about South Dakota?
The cost of living in South Dakota State is fairly reasonable compared to other parts of the country. According to data collected from BestPlaces, the cost of living index for South Dakota is approximately 86.7, which is significantly lower than the US average of 100. This means that basic goods and services such as groceries, transportation, and utilities are all more affordable in South Dakota than in other areas of the country. Additionally, housing costs are very low in South Dakota with average rents being about 20% lower than other states across the US. All these factors make it possible for people to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle at a much more affordable price point than they would find elsewhere.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesSouth Dakota, South DakotaUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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South Dakota is not a place for young or old poor people. Only the rich can enjoy this state The state does not care about the poor,kids,or elderly.Fine example cut  More

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Over 11 years ago

I've lived in South Dakota most of my life. I love this place I call home. There was a time when I hated it here, but now I can't imagine living anywhere else. Some  More

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Over 13 years ago

I am a person who has been around the world (Navy) and have lived everywhere from South Dakota to California, Hawaii, Florida, Virginia, Overseas in Naples, Spain,  More

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