Warsaw 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.
IndexWarsawIndianaNational
Cost of living index8588100
IndexWarsawIndianaNational
Goods & Services index8895100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9295100
Housing index6973100
Transportation index11293100
Utilities index8493100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Warsaw, IN is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Warsaw, IN enjoy a cost of living index of 85. This index is 3% lower than the Indiana average, and 15% 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 Warsaw, IN, the average cost of goods and services is 7% lower than it is in Indiana, and it is 12% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Warsaw is 3% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Warsaw is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Warsaw is 31% 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$53,313$4,443$1,244$1,600
Renters$33,106$2,759$772$993
The affordability of the housing market in Warsaw, IN as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Warsaw, IN homeowners, the median income is $53,313. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,244 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $33,106. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $772 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Indiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Indiana7%7%

Indiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Indiana3.3%3.3%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Warsaw, IN, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Indiana, as well as the rate for income tax in Indiana. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Indiana is 7%, and the sales tax in the state of Indiana is 7%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Indiana starts from 3.3% and goes up to 3.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemWarsawNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.50$14.5913.1%
Beauty Salon $29.00$34.6816.4%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.15$9.8717.4%
Bowling $3.31$4.3924.6%

Groceries

ItemWarsawNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.39$4.481.9%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $1.95$2.3617.3%
Potatoes $2.68$3.0612.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.45$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemWarsawNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.33$99.784.6%
Doctor $108.67$105.033.5%
Dentist $81.00$88.708.7%
Ibuprofen $8.24$9.4112.5%
Lipitor $229.33$298.5023.2%

Housing

ItemWarsawNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,700.00$175,700.0034.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $883.48$1,081.0318.3%
Apartment Rent $695.00$920.0024.5%

Transportation

ItemWarsawNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.0924.9%
Tire Balancing $34.00$45.2924.9%

Utilities

ItemWarsawNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.40$170.8019.6%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Sidney, IN9576-24%
Burket, IN15978-22%
Mentone, IN92279-21%
Etna Green, IN67979-21%
Claypool, IN31380-20%
Warsaw, IN14,17985-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mill Valley, CA14,178222122%
Kilgore, TX14,17890-10%
Stallings, NC14,1851066%
Hershey, PA14,1721099%
Manorville, NY14,16914848%
Warsaw, IN14,17985-15%
Source: The Warsaw, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.