Indianapolis 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.
IndexIndianapolisIndianaNational
Cost of living index8887100
IndexIndianapolisIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9895100
Groceries index9492100
Health care index9995100
Housing index7272100
Transportation index9293100
Utilities index9193100

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  • The cost of living in Indianapolis is 1% higher than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Indianapolis is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Indianapolis is 28% 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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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

ItemIndianapolisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.60$14.5934.3%
Beauty Salon $29.80$34.6814.1%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.4%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.53$9.876.7%
Bowling $4.30$4.392.1%

Groceries

ItemIndianapolisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4619.4%
Milk $1.96$2.3616.8%
Potatoes $2.86$3.066.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.98$8.637.6%

Health Care

ItemIndianapolisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.30$99.7815.5%
Doctor $96.50$105.038.1%
Dentist $87.80$88.701.0%
Ibuprofen $8.69$9.417.7%
Lipitor $335.04$298.5012.2%

Housing

ItemIndianapolisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $119,900.00$181,400.0033.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $821.91$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $753.00$889.0015.3%

Transportation

ItemIndianapolisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.093.9%
Tire Balancing $36.41$45.2919.6%

Utilities

ItemIndianapolisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.80$170.808.2%
Phone $25.68$28.269.1%
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.
Beech Grove, IN13,94985-15%
Rocky Ripple, IN62288-12%
Speedway, IN11,86288-12%
Mooresville, IN9,38388-12%
Clermont, IN1,43388-12%
Indianapolis, IN822,00688-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jacksonville, FL823,652100-0%
San Francisco, CA807,75518484%
Austin, TX799,9391044%
Columbus, OH790,16889-11%
Fort Worth, TX743,86595-5%
Indianapolis, IN822,00688-12%
Source: The Indianapolis, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.