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Overall 20%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 53%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexAltonaIndianaNational
Cost of living8089100
Goods & Services9697100
Groceries8692100
Health care10594100
Housing4772100
Transportation96100100
Utilities9299100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Altona is 10% lower than the Indiana average
  • The cost of living in Altona is 20% lower than the national average
  • Altona housing is 53% lower than the national average
  • Indiana general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average
  • Indiana state income tax is 45% 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$40,000$3,333$933$1,200
      Renters$75,000$6,250$1,750$2,250

      Indiana Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Indiana7%7%

      Indiana Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Indiana3.23%3.23%

      Goods & Services

      ItemAltonaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.00$17.492.9%
      Beauty Salon $31.00$38.1718.8%
      Toothpaste $1.85$2.3220.3%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0113.0%
      Movie $10.96$10.722.2%
      Bowling $13.33$13.863.8%

      Groceries

      ItemAltonaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.77$3.903.3%
      Fried Chicken $0.88$1.4036.9%
      Milk $1.17$1.9640.4%
      Potatoes $2.60$3.1818.3%
      Pizza $9.49$10.398.7%
      Beer $8.99$9.232.6%

      Health Care

      ItemAltonaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $70.25$106.3433.9%
      Doctor $129.50$115.2512.4%
      Dentist $108.00$98.389.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.12$9.2612.3%
      Lipitor $511.83$466.479.7%

      Housing

      ItemAltonaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $67,800.00$184,700.0063.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $742.77$1,273.3241.7%
      Apartment Rent $688.00$949.0027.5%

      Transportation

      ItemAltonaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.63$2.591.4%
      Tire Balancing $44.00$48.9010.0%

      Utilities

      ItemAltonaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$144.78$167.6013.6%
      Phone $181.43$163.4211.0%
      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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      Corunna, IN28879-21%
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      Waterloo, IN2,16680-20%
      Butler, IN2,63680-20%
      Altona, IN22680-20%

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      Source: The Altona, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.