Dayton, MN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Dayton's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Dayton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Dayton, MN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Dayton has an overall cost of living index of 111 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Minnesota, Dayton has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Minnesota's index of 104.

The standard of living in Dayton ranks as #4212 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Minnesota. By definition, that implies Dayton ranks as the #2195 most expensive place in the North Star State.

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Dayton Cost Of Living Vs. Minnesota

Living Expense Dayton Minnesota National Average
Overall 111 104 100
Services 113 109 100
Groceries 103 106 100
Health 103 110 100
Housing 119 100 100
Transportation 104 100 100
Utilities 97 98 100
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Dayton, MN Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Minnesota, 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 Dayton Minnesota United States
Median Home Value $277,400 $211,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,057 $944 $1,023
Median Income $96,500 $68,411 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.1x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Dayton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Dayton
Brooklyn Park, MN 79,792 105 0.9x
Plymouth, MN 77,213 122 1.1x
Maple Grove, MN 69,571 117 1.1x
Coon Rapids, MN 62,376 105 0.9x
Minnetonka, MN 52,546 121 1.1x
Andover, MN 32,499 117 1.1x
Shoreview, MN 26,627 113 1.0x
Ramsey, MN 26,225 111 1.0x
Champlin, MN 24,478 109 1.0x
Golden Valley, MN 21,364 116 1.0x

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