Huntingburg 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.
IndexHuntingburgIndianaNational
Cost of living index8289100
IndexHuntingburgIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index8794100
Health care index9593100
Housing index5572100
Transportation index9596100
Utilities index9194100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Huntingburg, IN cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Indiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Huntingburg, IN is 82, which is 8% lower than the Indiana average and 18% 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 Huntingburg, IN are 1% lower than the average for Indiana and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Huntingburg is 8% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Huntingburg is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Huntingburg is 45% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Huntingburg, IN to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Huntingburg, IN, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Huntingburg, IN salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$59,375$4,948$1,385$1,781
Renters$24,792$2,066$578$744
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Huntingburg, IN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Huntingburg, IN homeowners have a median income of $59,375. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,385 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $24,792, which means there is a maximum of $578 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Huntingburg, 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

ItemHuntingburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.91$16.0911.4%
Beauty Salon $37.78$37.331.2%
Toothpaste $1.92$2.4521.7%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0013.7%
Movie $9.20$10.2810.5%
Bowling $3.63$4.9326.3%

Groceries

ItemHuntingburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.23$3.8015.1%
Fried Chicken $1.20$1.4013.9%
Milk $1.04$2.0148.0%
Potatoes $2.58$3.0114.3%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $7.95$8.9010.6%

Health Care

ItemHuntingburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $117.82$102.1615.3%
Doctor $100.94$108.366.8%
Dentist $83.05$92.5310.2%
Ibuprofen $8.18$9.2811.8%
Lipitor $437.26$425.822.7%

Housing

ItemHuntingburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,900.00$184,700.0046.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.68$1,202.4420.5%
Apartment Rent $544.00$949.0042.7%

Transportation

ItemHuntingburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.244.8%
Tire Balancing $43.18$46.296.7%

Utilities

ItemHuntingburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.34$165.969.3%
Phone $20.00$28.6830.3%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Holland, IN75078-22%
Winslow, IN1,13479-21%
Gentryville, IN34879-21%
Dubois, IN31484-16%
Otwell, IN43080-20%
Huntingburg, IN6,41482-18%

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Source: The Huntingburg, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.