Clinton 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 index8289100
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index9594100
Health care index9693100
Housing index3972100
Transportation index9796100
Utilities index11394100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Clinton, IN is displayed above. In Clinton, IN, the overall cost of living index is 82, which is 8% lower than the Indiana average and 18% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Clinton, IN, the city's goods and services are 2% higher than the Indiana average and equal to the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Clinton is 8% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Clinton is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clinton is 61% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Clinton, IN to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Clinton, IN, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Clinton, IN salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Clinton, IN as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Clinton, IN homeowners, is $42,707. This would allow for a maximum of $996 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $14,719 which would result in a maximum of $343 to be spent on rental costs.

Indiana Sales Tax

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Indiana Income Tax

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For those who live in Clinton, IN and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Indiana income tax rate and the Indiana sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Indiana, the sales tax is 7%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Indiana, the income tax rate ranges between 3.3% to 3.3%.

Goods & Services

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.44$16.0935.1%
Beauty Salon $27.50$37.3326.3%
Toothpaste $2.42$2.451.0%
Shampoo $0.93$1.006.7%
Movie $6.99$10.2832.0%
Bowling $4.13$4.9316.3%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.26$3.8014.2%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.6%
Milk $1.11$2.0144.7%
Potatoes $2.31$3.0123.4%
Pizza $10.16$9.892.7%
Beer $8.34$8.906.3%

Health Care

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.78$102.165.5%
Doctor $105.44$108.362.7%
Dentist $84.78$92.538.4%
Ibuprofen $8.66$9.286.6%
Lipitor $429.83$425.820.9%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,000.00$184,700.0064.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.19$1,202.4432.5%
Apartment Rent $455.00$949.0052.1%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.31$2.242.9%
Tire Balancing $39.56$46.2914.5%


ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$171.55$165.963.4%
Phone $35.66$28.6824.3%
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.

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Blanford, IN2941000%
Dresser, IN361000%
Mecca, IN38781-19%
Clinton, IN4,79182-18%

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Clinton, IN4,79182-18%
Source: The Clinton, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.