New Palestine 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.
IndexNew PalestineIndianaNational
Cost of living index9187100
IndexNew PalestineIndianaNational
Goods & Services index8594100
Groceries index8794100
Health care index9795100
Housing index9673100
Transportation index9292100
Utilities index9490100

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  • The cost of living in New Palestine is 4% higher than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in New Palestine is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in New Palestine is 4% 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$70,050$5,838$1,634$2,102
Renters$31,793$2,649$742$954

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

ItemNew PalestineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.03$15.5622.7%
Beauty Salon $24.06$36.1133.4%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.5%
Shampoo $0.77$0.9619.9%
Movie $8.50$10.1316.1%
Bowling $3.53$4.7425.4%

Groceries

ItemNew PalestineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.82$3.984.2%
Fried Chicken $0.99$1.4129.8%
Milk $1.38$2.0633.3%
Potatoes $2.74$2.988.2%
Pizza $8.04$9.4715.1%
Beer $8.83$8.790.4%

Health Care

ItemNew PalestineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.33$101.043.7%
Doctor $93.51$107.4413.0%
Dentist $93.50$90.423.4%
Ibuprofen $8.19$9.2811.7%
Lipitor $439.68$426.503.1%

Housing

ItemNew PalestineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $170,300.00$175,700.003.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $837.55$1,133.2326.1%
Apartment Rent $856.00$920.007.0%

Transportation

ItemNew PalestineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$1.992.0%
Tire Balancing $35.84$45.7621.7%

Utilities

ItemNew PalestineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.18$163.815.3%
Phone $26.67$28.396.1%
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.
Manilla, IN22077-23%
Fairland, IN33478-22%
Morristown, IN1,32979-21%
Beech Grove, IN14,30180-20%
Shelbyville, IN19,21680-20%
New Palestine, IN2,38591-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Augusta, AR2,38573-27%
Fairmont, IL2,38490-10%
Stormstown, PA2,38411111%
Vineyard Haven, MA2,38416666%
Hunter, OH2,38699-1%
New Palestine, IN2,38591-9%
Source: The New Palestine, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.