Goshen 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.
IndexGoshenIndianaNational
Cost of living index8987100
IndexGoshenIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9994100
Groceries index9994100
Health care index10695100
Housing index6873100
Transportation index9992100
Utilities index8990100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Goshen, IN cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Indiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Goshen, IN is 89, which is 2% higher than the Indiana average and 11% 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 Goshen, IN are 5% higher than the average for Indiana and 1% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Goshen is 2% higher than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Goshen is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Goshen is 32% 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$51,538$4,295$1,202$1,546
Renters$25,079$2,090$585$752
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Goshen, 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 Goshen, IN, the median monthly income is $51,538 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,202 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,079, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $585 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Goshen, IN, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Indiana, as well as the rate for income tax in Indiana. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Indiana is 7%, and the sales tax in the state of Indiana is 7%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Indiana starts from 3.3% and goes up to 3.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemGoshenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.72$15.5618.3%
Beauty Salon $32.78$36.119.2%
Toothpaste $2.93$2.4718.5%
Shampoo $0.91$0.965.7%
Movie $8.04$10.1320.6%
Bowling $3.13$4.7434.0%

Groceries

ItemGoshenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.74$3.986.1%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.418.3%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.8%
Potatoes $2.87$2.983.8%
Pizza $9.28$9.472.0%
Beer $8.71$8.791.0%

Health Care

ItemGoshenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.67$101.045.3%
Doctor $105.83$107.441.5%
Dentist $108.39$90.4219.9%
Ibuprofen $8.39$9.289.6%
Lipitor $425.07$426.500.3%

Housing

ItemGoshenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $111,400.00$175,700.0036.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $942.56$1,133.2316.8%
Apartment Rent $719.00$920.0021.8%

Transportation

ItemGoshenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $43.54$45.764.8%

Utilities

ItemGoshenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.39$163.8111.9%
Phone $25.95$28.398.6%
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.

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Kimmell, IN47381-19%
Cromwell, IN49684-16%
Ligonier, IN4,34484-16%
Topeka, IN1,01085-15%
Millersburg, IN1,02285-15%
Goshen, IN32,29789-11%

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Lexington, MA32,30619191%
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Goshen, IN32,29789-11%
Source: The Goshen, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.