St. John 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.
IndexSt. JohnIndianaNational
Cost of living index11087100
IndexSt. JohnIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9894100
Groceries index10094100
Health care index10295100
Housing index13673100
Transportation index10892100
Utilities index8690100
A general summary of the cost of living index in St. John, IN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Indiana the cost of living index in St. John, IN is 110, which is 26% higher than the average in Indiana and compared to the national average it is 10% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In St. John, IN goods and services come in at 4% higher than the average in Indiana and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in St. John is 26% higher than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in St. John is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in St. John is 36% higher 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in St. John, IN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In St. John, IN homeowners have a median income of $96,296. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,247 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $56,771, which means there is a maximum of $1,325 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Indiana Sales Tax

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Indiana Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in St. John, IN, the Indiana income tax and the Indiana sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Indiana maximum surtax is 7%, and the Indiana sales tax is 7%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.3% to 3.3% in Indiana.

Goods & Services

ItemSt. JohnNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.19$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $31.59$36.1112.5%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.9%
Shampoo $0.84$0.9613.0%
Movie $7.66$10.1324.4%
Bowling $5.05$4.746.6%


ItemSt. JohnNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.42$3.9835.9%
Fried Chicken $1.52$1.418.2%
Milk $1.87$2.069.2%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.7%
Pizza $8.94$9.475.6%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemSt. JohnNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.41$101.047.6%
Doctor $119.33$107.4411.1%
Dentist $90.11$90.420.3%
Ibuprofen $8.48$9.288.7%
Lipitor $428.77$426.500.5%


ItemSt. JohnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $255,200.00$175,700.0045.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.46$1,133.2321.3%
Apartment Rent $1,059.00$920.0015.1%


ItemSt. JohnNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$1.991.5%
Tire Balancing $55.77$45.7621.9%


ItemSt. JohnNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.05$163.814.1%
Phone $20.95$28.3926.2%
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.

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Dixmoor, IL3,63588-12%
Gary, IN79,16591-9%
Ford Heights, IL2,77792-8%
East Chicago, IN29,38792-8%
Robbins, IL5,22192-8%
St. John, IN15,45611010%

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St. John, IN15,45611010%
Source: The St. John, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.