Sellersburg 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.
IndexSellersburgIndianaNational
Cost of living index9688100
IndexSellersburgIndianaNational
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index9692100
Health care index9095100
Housing index9073100
Transportation index10593100
Utilities index8893100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Sellersburg, IN is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Sellersburg, IN enjoy a cost of living index of 96. This index is 10% higher than the Indiana average, and 4% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Sellersburg, IN, the average cost of goods and services is 8% higher than it is in Indiana, and it is 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sellersburg is 10% higher than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Sellersburg is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sellersburg is 10% 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 Sellersburg, 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 Sellersburg, IN, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Sellersburg, 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$68,652$5,721$1,602$2,060
Renters$50,000$4,167$1,167$1,500
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Sellersburg, IN by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Sellersburg, IN have a median income of $68,652. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,602 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $50,000, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,167.

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 Sellersburg, 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

ItemSellersburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $35.33$34.681.9%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemSellersburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$4.4811.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.01$2.3614.7%
Potatoes $3.01$3.061.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemSellersburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.50$99.7817.3%
Doctor $88.50$105.0315.7%
Dentist $88.40$88.700.3%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.415.3%
Lipitor $246.60$298.5017.4%

Housing

ItemSellersburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $149,900.00$175,700.0014.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.10$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $930.00$920.001.1%

Transportation

ItemSellersburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.095.9%
Tire Balancing $46.40$45.292.5%

Utilities

ItemSellersburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$126.60$170.8025.9%
Phone $30.22$28.266.9%
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.
New Pekin, IN1,38284-16%
West Buechel, KY1,24585-15%
Shively, KY15,45087-13%
Watterson Park, KY1,50088-12%
Poplar Hills, KY36688-12%
Sellersburg, IN8,00496-4%

Cities with similar population

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Montvale, NJ8,00017777%
McFarland, WI8,00911010%
Newton, NJ7,99911414%
Greenbriar, VA7,99413434%
Laurel Hill, VA8,01514141%
Sellersburg, IN8,00496-4%
Source: The Sellersburg, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.