Moving from Houston to Sioux Falls (Movers from $1,446)

Quick answer: A move from Houston to Sioux Falls costs $932 to $7,668 and takes 2-8 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 1,078-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Houston will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Sioux Falls to Houston guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Houston to Sioux Falls?

Houston movers charge $75 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,446 - $5,859 $1,102 - $2,482 $828 - $1,639
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,192 - $7,668 $1,899 - $3,868 $932 - $1,929
4+ bedrooms $5,359 - $9,868 $2,514 - $5,254 $1,182 - $2,300
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,078 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Houston to Sioux Falls

The cost of Houston movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Houston to Sioux Falls can be as low as $1,446 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $8,420.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Houston, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $828 to $2,128. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Houston to Sioux Falls?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Houston to Sioux Falls will cost between $1,446 to $5,859. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,192 to $7,668, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Houston to Sioux Falls will cost from $5,359 to $9,868.

How much are moving container companies from Houston to Sioux Falls?

Moving containers from Houston to Sioux Falls will cost you $1,102 to $2,482 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,899 to $3,868. A larger home will cost $2,514 to $5,254.

How much is a moving truck from Houston to Sioux Falls?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $828 to $1,639. A larger move will cost $932 to $1,929, and a four-bedroom move from Houston to Sioux Falls costs from $1,182 to $2,300. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Houston to Sioux Falls moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Houston to Sioux Falls is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Houston to Sioux Falls.

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Pros and cons of moving from Houston to Sioux Falls

Cost of living: Houston vs Sioux Falls

Houston Sioux Falls
Average rent cost $1,684 $1,125
Average home value $261,764 $311,336
Average income (per capita) $67,621 $54,451
Cost of Living (single person) $1,488 $1,602
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,313 $3,376
Unemployment rate 4.1% 3.2%
Sales Tax 8.25% 6.5%
State Income Tax 0.0% 0.0%
  • Rent prices in Sioux Falls are 33% lower than in Houston.
  • Home prices in Sioux Falls are 18.9% higher than in Houston.
  • Income in Sioux Falls is 19.5% lower than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Sioux Falls is 7.7% higher than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a family in Sioux Falls is 36.5% lower than in Houston.
  • The unemployment rate in Sioux Falls is 21.95% lower than in Houston.
  • Sales taxes in Sioux Falls are 21.21% lower than in Houston.
  • State income taxes are the same in Sioux Falls and Houston.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $3,229.84 in Sioux Falls to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Houston.

How is life different in Houston compared to Sioux Falls?

Sioux Falls Houston
Population 202,600 2,301,572
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 2 5
Walkability score 38 47
Bike friendliness score 46 49
Crime Index 10.0 63.21
Safety Index 55.57 36.79
Air Quality Good Good
  • Sioux Falls's population is about 91% less than Houston.
  • Sioux Falls's public transportation has a score of 2 out of 10 versus Houston's lower score of 5.
  • Sioux Falls is less walkable than Houston with a score of 38 out of 100 vs Houston's 47 out of 100.
  • Sioux Falls is less bike-friendly than Houston with a score of 46 out of 100 vs Houston's 49.
  • Sioux Falls's crime rate is lower than Houston with a score of 10.0 compared to Houston's 63.21. This means that Sioux Falls neighborhoods are safer than 10.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Houston neighborhoods are safer than 63.21%.
  • Sioux Falls is considered to be safer than Houston with a safety index of 55.57 vs Houston's 36.79.
  • Air quality in Sioux Falls is good, and in Houston it's good.

Considerations for moving to Sioux Falls

  • Weather: August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Sioux Falls, while January and December are the least comfortable months..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Although a local license is not required in South Dakota, make sure the moving company you’ll be hiring is registered with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). To verify if you’re dealing with a legal and licensed mover, you may ask them their USDOT registration number. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a South Dakota moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: South Dakota does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Sioux Falls. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. In South Dakota, movers typically provide Released Value Protection at no additional cost, offering coverage at 60 cents per pound. To enhance protection, discuss Full Value Protection options with the moving company. Alternatively, consider exploring third-party insurance providers for customized plans. It's essential to understand coverage limits, potential additional costs, and read reviews to make an informed decision on your moving insurance in South Dakota.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Houston movers

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Where to live in Sioux Falls

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Best Little City in America", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in Sioux Falls.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Downtown Sioux Falls
  • East Sioux Falls
  • McKennan Park

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • McKennan Park
  • Downtown Sioux Falls
  • West Sioux Falls
  • East Sioux Falls
  • Cherry Lake

What to do in Sioux Falls

These are some of the best things to do in your new South Dakota home.

  • Falls Park
  • SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument
  • St. Joseph Cathedral
  • Sioux Falls Bike Trails
  • Butterfly House & Aquarium
  • Washington Pavilion
  • Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History
  • USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
  • Pettigrew Home & Museum
  • Old Courthouse Museum
  • Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • WoodGrain Brewing Company

Get your sports on!

Sioux Falls is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Sioux Falls Skyforce (G League)
  • Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
  • Augustana Vikings (NSIC)
  • Sioux Falls Cougars (NSIC)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Houston to Sioux Falls?

The best time to move from Houston to Sioux Falls is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Houston.

When is the cheapest time to move from Houston to Sioux Falls?

Because most people are moving from Houston to Sioux Falls in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from Houston to Sioux Falls take?

The 1,078-mile move from Houston, TX, to Sioux Falls, SD, takes 2-8 days. Some Houston movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Sioux Falls.

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