Muncie 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.
IndexMuncieIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8299100
IndexMuncieIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index10299100
Health care index93101100
Housing index4299100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index102101100

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  • The cost of living in Muncie is 17% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Muncie is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Muncie is 58% lower than the national average.
  • Illinois general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Illinois state income tax is 69% 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$41,250$3,438$962$1,238
Renters$23,750$1,979$554$713

Illinois Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Illinois6.25%9.75%

Illinois Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Illinois3.75%3.75%

Goods & Services

ItemMuncieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.73$14.5921.5%
Beauty Salon $19.50$34.6843.8%
Toothpaste $2.76$2.4711.6%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemMuncieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.4610.5%
Milk $2.01$2.3614.7%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $10.42$9.2412.7%
Beer $8.34$8.633.4%

Health Care

ItemMuncieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.70$99.789.9%
Doctor $101.67$105.033.2%
Dentist $78.50$88.7011.5%
Ibuprofen $8.44$9.4110.3%
Lipitor $275.33$298.507.8%

Housing

ItemMuncieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $61,700.00$175,700.0064.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $691.95$1,081.0336.0%
Apartment Rent $539.00$920.0041.4%

Transportation

ItemMuncieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$2.0911.8%
Tire Balancing $45.75$45.291.0%

Utilities

ItemMuncieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.58$170.8011.0%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Henning, IL36480-20%
Sidell, IL68881-19%
Belgium, IL37982-18%
Tilton, IL2,68682-18%
Georgetown city, IL3,43783-17%
Muncie, IL15182-18%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Grand Lake Towne, OK15198-2%
Eros, LA15177-23%
Winterhaven, CA15188-12%
Dale, OK15169-31%
Grayling, AK1511055%
Muncie, IL15182-18%
Source: The Muncie, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.