Brazil cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBrazilIndianaNational
Cost of living index8489100
IndexBrazilIndianaNational
Goods & Services index10498100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index8893100
Housing index4772100
Transportation index10196100
Utilities index9594100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Brazil, IN cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Indiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Brazil, IN is 84, which is 5% lower than the Indiana average and 16% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Brazil, IN are 6% higher than the average for Indiana and 4% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Brazil is 5% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Brazil is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brazil is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Indiana general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Indiana state income tax is 48% higher than the national average.

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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Brazil, IN to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Brazil, IN, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Brazil, IN salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$48,371$4,031$1,129$1,451
Renters$16,374$1,365$382$491
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Brazil, IN, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Brazil, IN, the median monthly income is $48,371 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,129 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $16,374, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $382 on monthly rental expenses.

Indiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Indiana7%7%

Indiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Indiana3.3%3.3%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Brazil, IN you will want to make sure you consider both the Indiana sales tax and the Indiana income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Indiana is 7%, with the highest surtax being 7%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Indiana have a range from 3.3% to 3.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemBrazilNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.11$16.096.4%
Beauty Salon $39.32$37.335.3%
Toothpaste $2.64$2.457.7%
Shampoo $0.94$1.006.4%
Movie $10.54$10.282.5%
Bowling $4.98$4.931.0%

Groceries

ItemBrazilNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.78$3.800.5%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4019.2%
Milk $1.83$2.018.8%
Potatoes $2.93$3.012.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.40$8.905.6%

Health Care

ItemBrazilNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.23$102.1617.7%
Doctor $75.18$108.3630.6%
Dentist $81.51$92.5311.9%
Ibuprofen $8.93$9.283.8%
Lipitor $436.30$425.822.5%

Housing

ItemBrazilNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,500.00$184,700.0061.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.19$1,202.4414.2%
Apartment Rent $651.00$949.0031.4%

Transportation

ItemBrazilNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.244.7%
Tire Balancing $42.74$46.297.7%

Utilities

ItemBrazilNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.52$165.969.3%
Phone $28.90$28.680.7%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Van Bibber Lake, IN42678-22%
Mecca, IN38781-19%
Clinton, IN4,79182-18%
Rosedale, IN68483-17%
Riley, IN13684-16%
Brazil, IN8,10584-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Birch Bay, WA8,10711313%
Lugoff, SC8,10396-4%
Wood-Ridge, NJ8,10913737%
London, KY8,11187-13%
Tremonton, UT8,09793-7%
Brazil, IN8,10584-16%
Source: The Brazil, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.