Van Buren 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.
IndexVan BurenIndianaNational
Cost of living index8187100
IndexVan BurenIndianaNational
Goods & Services index9994100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index9895100
Housing index4473100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index9090100

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  • The cost of living in Van Buren is 8% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Van Buren is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Van Buren is 56% 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$44,722$3,727$1,043$1,342
Renters$19,750$1,646$461$593

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

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.85$15.561.8%
Beauty Salon $24.37$36.1132.5%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.470.8%
Shampoo $1.00$0.963.1%
Movie $8.98$10.1311.4%
Bowling $4.08$4.7413.9%

Groceries

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.04$3.981.3%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4111.3%
Milk $1.64$2.0620.3%
Potatoes $3.98$2.9833.3%
Pizza $10.49$9.4710.8%
Beer $9.44$8.797.3%

Health Care

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.59$101.048.4%
Doctor $96.18$107.4410.5%
Dentist $85.47$90.425.5%
Ibuprofen $9.08$9.282.1%
Lipitor $487.00$426.5014.2%

Housing

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $57,800.00$175,700.0067.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $884.32$1,133.2322.0%
Apartment Rent $628.00$920.0031.7%

Transportation

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$1.995.2%
Tire Balancing $45.41$45.760.8%

Utilities

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.46$163.813.3%
Phone $22.90$28.3919.3%
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.
Poneto, IN14876-24%
Landess, IN33079-21%
Mount Etna, IN8477-23%
Montpelier, IN1,86480-20%
Hartford City, IN6,16680-20%
Van Buren, IN76481-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Onaga, KS76479-21%
Millerton, NY76411313%
Leeton, MO76483-17%
Clay City, IN76483-17%
Wartburg, TN76476-24%
Van Buren, IN76481-19%
Source: The Van Buren, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.