Galveston 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.
IndexGalvestonIndianaNational
Cost of living index8388100
IndexGalvestonIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9795100
Groceries index8792100
Health care index9595100
Housing index5973100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index9593100

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  • The cost of living in Galveston is 5% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Galveston is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Galveston is 41% 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$49,792$4,149$1,162$1,494
Renters$29,034$2,420$677$871

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

ItemGalvestonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$14.5914.3%
Beauty Salon $25.00$34.6827.9%
Toothpaste $2.48$2.470.3%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $2.25$4.3948.8%

Groceries

ItemGalvestonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.76$4.4838.3%
Fried Chicken $0.92$1.4637.2%
Milk $2.08$2.3611.7%
Potatoes $2.95$3.063.6%
Pizza $12.59$9.2436.2%
Beer $8.62$8.630.1%

Health Care

ItemGalvestonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.67$99.7813.1%
Doctor $85.00$105.0319.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $269.01$298.509.9%

Housing

ItemGalvestonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,600.00$175,700.0049.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $756.50$1,081.0330.0%
Apartment Rent $702.00$920.0023.7%

Transportation

ItemGalvestonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$2.0910.0%
Tire Balancing $38.32$45.2915.4%

Utilities

ItemGalvestonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.17$170.805.1%
Phone $26.90$28.264.8%
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.
Bunker Hill, IN56078-22%
Peru, IN11,19978-22%
Grissom AFB, IN2,25879-21%
Logansport, IN17,93379-21%
Onward, IN16780-20%
Galveston, IN1,14983-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Williamstown, VT1,1491044%
Valley Falls, KS1,14984-16%
Hustisford, WI1,14998-2%
Clinton, OH1,14991-9%
Lonaconing, MD1,14986-14%
Galveston, IN1,14983-17%
Source: The Galveston, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.