Bremen 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.
Cost of living index8689100
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9394100
Health care index10193100
Housing index6472100
Transportation index9896100
Utilities index8494100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Bremen, IN cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Indiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Bremen, IN is 86, which is 4% lower than the Indiana average and 14% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Bremen, IN are 1% lower than the average for Indiana and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Bremen is 4% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Bremen is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bremen is 36% 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Bremen, IN, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Bremen, IN has a median income of about $60,887 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,421 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $26,211. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $612 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Indiana Sales Tax

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Indiana Income Tax

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The Indiana sales tax and Indiana income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Bremen, IN. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Indiana sales tax is 7% and the maximum surtax is 7%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Indiana income tax rates range from 3.3% to 3.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemBremenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.66$16.098.8%
Beauty Salon $31.33$37.3316.1%
Toothpaste $2.01$2.4518.0%
Shampoo $0.79$1.0021.0%
Movie $7.62$10.2825.8%
Bowling $3.00$4.9339.1%


ItemBremenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.97$3.8022.0%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.408.4%
Milk $1.80$2.0110.5%
Potatoes $3.19$3.016.0%
Pizza $9.82$9.890.6%
Beer $8.63$8.903.0%

Health Care

ItemBremenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.67$102.168.3%
Doctor $115.00$108.366.1%
Dentist $89.94$92.532.8%
Ibuprofen $8.27$9.2810.9%
Lipitor $428.46$425.820.6%


ItemBremenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $116,100.00$184,700.0037.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,315.59$1,202.449.4%
Apartment Rent $637.00$949.0032.9%


ItemBremenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.25$2.240.5%
Tire Balancing $43.33$46.296.4%


ItemBremenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.83$165.9618.8%
Phone $25.07$28.6812.6%
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.
Etna Green, IN62386-14%
Argos, IN1,91482-18%
Plymouth, IN10,01282-18%
Bourbon, IN1,80883-17%
North Liberty, IN1,91683-17%
Bremen, IN4,57786-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jessup, PA4,57795-5%
West York, PA4,58090-10%
Bridgeport, PA4,57411010%
Blue Point, NY4,58114040%
Simonton Lake, IN4,57394-6%
Bremen, IN4,57786-14%
Source: The Bremen, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.