Near Westside Neighborhood 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.
IndexNear Westside NeighborhoodSouth BendIndiana
Cost of living index808287
IndexNear Westside NeighborhoodSouth BendIndiana
Goods & Services index949494
Groceries index939394
Health care index10110195
Housing index495673
Transportation index929292
Utilities index868690

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  • The cost of living in Near Westside Neighborhood is 9% lower than the South Bend average.
  • The cost of living in Near Westside Neighborhood is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Near Westside Neighborhood is 51% 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)
Household$21,899$1,825$511$657

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

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$15.5614.4%
Beauty Salon $32.78$36.119.2%
Toothpaste $2.11$2.4714.7%
Shampoo $0.85$0.9611.6%
Movie $7.43$10.1326.6%
Bowling $2.68$4.7443.3%

Groceries

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.26$3.9818.1%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4110.7%
Milk $1.55$2.0624.7%
Potatoes $3.09$2.983.6%
Pizza $9.37$9.471.1%
Beer $8.35$8.795.1%

Health Care

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.17$101.044.1%
Doctor $116.33$107.448.3%
Dentist $88.28$90.422.4%
Ibuprofen $8.15$9.2812.2%
Lipitor $432.73$426.501.5%

Housing

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $83,100.00$175,700.0052.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,046.54$1,133.237.6%
Apartment Rent $711.00$920.0022.7%

Transportation

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$1.993.5%
Tire Balancing $36.67$45.7619.9%

Utilities

ItemSouth BendNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.67$163.8117.8%
Phone $26.00$28.398.4%
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.
Niles, MI11,47980-20%
Galien, MI53881-19%
Lakeville, IN85681-19%
Edwardsburg, MI1,23285-15%
Hudson Lake, IN1,40982-18%
South Bend, IN100,42282-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Las Cruces, NM100,36095-5%
Flint, MI100,56984-16%
Spring Hill, FL100,27091-9%
San Mateo, CA100,11419090%
Erie, PA100,83281-19%
South Bend, IN100,42282-18%
Source: The Near Westside Neighborhood, South Bend, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.