Brook 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.
IndexBrookIndianaNational
Cost of living index8789100
IndexBrookIndianaNational
Goods & Services index10498100
Groceries index10894100
Health care index10593100
Housing index4772100
Transportation index10596100
Utilities index10294100

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  • The cost of living in Brook is 2% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Brook is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brook 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$56,477$4,706$1,318$1,694
Renters$17,303$1,442$404$519

Indiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Indiana7%7%

Indiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Indiana3.3%3.3%

Goods & Services

ItemBrookNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.90$16.0917.5%
Beauty Salon $33.28$37.3310.9%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4514.5%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0013.4%
Movie $8.33$10.2819.0%
Bowling $4.03$4.9318.4%

Groceries

ItemBrookNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.801.3%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.409.1%
Milk $2.16$2.017.8%
Potatoes $3.20$3.016.3%
Pizza $12.08$9.8922.2%
Beer $8.68$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemBrookNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.60$102.166.4%
Doctor $119.23$108.3610.0%
Dentist $96.71$92.534.5%
Ibuprofen $10.03$9.288.1%
Lipitor $427.37$425.820.4%

Housing

ItemBrookNational avg.Difference
Home Price $75,800.00$184,700.0059.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,017.24$1,202.4415.4%
Apartment Rent $578.00$949.0039.1%

Transportation

ItemBrookNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.240.2%
Tire Balancing $53.95$46.2916.5%

Utilities

ItemBrookNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.78$165.9622.4%
Phone $37.97$28.6832.4%
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.
Collegeville, IN61298-2%
Hopkins Park, IL41383-17%
Iroquois, IL16584-16%
Earl Park, IN41181-19%
Sheldon, IL1,18287-13%
Brook, IN1,01587-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Sparta, OH1,01582-18%
Metcalfe, MS1,01579-21%
Medford, OK1,01579-21%
Williams, OR1,01512020%
Hamel, IL1,01595-5%
Brook, IN1,01587-13%
Source: The Brook, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.