River Falls, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
River Falls'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 River Falls is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in River Falls, WI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, River Falls has an overall cost of living index of 103 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Wisconsin, River Falls has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Wisconsin's index of 96.

The standard of living in River Falls ranks as #3524 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies River Falls ranks as the #2882 most expensive place in the Badger State.

River Falls Cost Of Living Vs. Wisconsin

Living Expense River Falls Wisconsin National Average
Overall 103 96 100
Services 114 98 100
Groceries 103 97 100
Health 105 113 100
Housing 92 88 100
Transportation 102 100 100
Utilities 96 97 100
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River Falls, WI Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Wisconsin, 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 River Falls Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $185,100 $173,600 $204,900
Median Rent $856 $837 $1,023
Median Income $59,879 $59,209 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around River Falls

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. River Falls
Woodbury, MN 68,686 120 1.2x
Cottage Grove, MN 36,221 111 1.1x
Oakdale, MN 28,018 108 1.0x
Hastings, MN 22,690 104 1.0x
Stillwater, MN 19,275 113 1.1x
Red Wing, MN 16,365 100 1.0x
Hudson, WI 13,650 110 1.1x
New Richmond, WI 8,890 100 1.0x
Lake Elmo, MN 8,794 127 1.2x
St. Paul Park, MN 5,372 103 1.0x

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