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Overall 7%
Goods & Services 13%
Housing 3%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; 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.
IndexDyerIndianaNational
Cost of living10789100
Goods & Services11396100
Groceries10494100
Health care9896100
Housing10372100
Transportation11999100
Utilities9199100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Dyer is 20% higher than the Indiana average
  • The cost of living in Dyer is 7% higher than the national average
  • Dyer housing is 3% higher than the national average
  • Indiana general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average
  • Indiana state income tax is 31% 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$81,744$6,812$1,907$2,453
      Renters$49,668$4,139$1,159$1,490
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Dyer, 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 Dyer homeowners, is $81,744. This would allow for a maximum of $1,907 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $49,668 which would result in a maximum of $1,159 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemDyerNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $34.95$20.2772.4%
      Beauty Salon $59.38$40.3947.0%
      Toothpaste $2.43$2.362.9%
      Shampoo $1.06$1.081.7%
      Movie $14.42$10.9931.3%
      Bowling $20.01$15.4929.2%

      Groceries

      ItemDyerNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.23$4.3021.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.85$1.4031.9%
      Milk $2.26$2.202.6%
      Potatoes $2.75$3.2214.7%
      Pizza $13.02$10.7421.2%
      Beer $9.67$9.600.8%

      Health Care

      ItemDyerNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $97.30$109.7311.3%
      Doctor $105.52$118.3410.8%
      Dentist $102.17$100.941.2%
      Ibuprofen $9.99$9.930.6%
      Lipitor $494.12$469.535.2%

      Housing

      ItemDyerNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $191,400.00$184,700.003.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,777.54$1,229.6244.6%
      Apartment Rent $975.00$949.002.7%

      Transportation

      ItemDyerNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.39$2.7124.9%
      Tire Balancing $57.48$51.8610.8%

      Utilities

      ItemDyerNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$129.38$170.8424.3%
      Phone $206.73$187.1810.4%
      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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      Harvey, IL25,625928.2%
      Dyer, IN16,1331076.8%

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      Dyer, IN16,1331076.8%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.