Harlan 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.
IndexHarlanIndianaNational
Cost of living index8587100
IndexHarlanIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9794100
Groceries index9094100
Health care index9095100
Housing index6473100
Transportation index9292100
Utilities index9090100

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  • The cost of living in Harlan is 3% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Harlan is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Harlan is 36% 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$64,615$5,385$1,508$1,939
Renters$45,278$3,773$1,056$1,358

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

ItemHarlanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.11$15.563.5%
Beauty Salon $25.00$36.1130.8%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.3%
Shampoo $0.78$0.9618.8%
Movie $10.25$10.131.2%
Bowling $3.49$4.7426.4%

Groceries

ItemHarlanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.58$3.9810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4125.4%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.8%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.9%
Pizza $9.67$9.472.0%
Beer $8.38$8.794.7%

Health Care

ItemHarlanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.44$101.041.6%
Doctor $87.28$107.4418.8%
Dentist $85.65$90.425.3%
Ibuprofen $8.03$9.2813.4%
Lipitor $387.76$426.509.1%

Housing

ItemHarlanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $107,000.00$175,700.0039.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.59$1,133.2326.3%
Apartment Rent $652.00$920.0029.1%

Transportation

ItemHarlanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$1.995.0%
Tire Balancing $38.96$45.7614.9%

Utilities

ItemHarlanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.29$163.8118.0%
Phone $28.76$28.391.3%
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.
Altona, IN25579-21%
Payne, OH1,09880-20%
St. Joe, IN43880-20%
Hicksville, OH3,30081-19%
Garrett, IN6,21381-19%
Harlan, IN1,71885-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oak Grove, LA1,71882-18%
Hamilton City, CA1,7181044%
Lake Catherine, IL1,7181044%
Hanson, MA1,71814343%
Chester, GA1,71974-26%
Harlan, IN1,71885-15%
Source: The Harlan, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.