Overall 15%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 47%
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.
Cost of living8589100
Goods & Services10197100
Health care10294100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Hanover is 5% lower than the Indiana average
  • The cost of living in Hanover is 15% lower than the national average
  • Hanover housing is 47% lower 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

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      The affordability of the housing market in Hanover, IN as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted 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 be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Hanover homeowners, the median income is $53,000. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,237 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $28,750. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $671 for their rent related monthly costs.

      Indiana Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemHanoverNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.16$17.4913.3%
      Beauty Salon $37.33$38.172.2%
      Toothpaste $1.89$2.3218.6%
      Shampoo $0.95$1.016.1%
      Movie $12.90$10.7220.3%
      Bowling $18.33$13.8632.2%


      ItemHanoverNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.66$3.906.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4019.8%
      Milk $1.16$1.9640.9%
      Potatoes $3.74$3.1817.5%
      Pizza $10.00$10.393.8%
      Beer $9.16$9.230.8%

      Health Care

      ItemHanoverNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $76.33$106.3428.2%
      Doctor $154.17$115.2533.8%
      Dentist $85.00$98.3813.6%
      Ibuprofen $7.99$9.2613.7%
      Lipitor $510.29$466.479.4%


      ItemHanoverNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $82,500.00$184,700.0055.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,003.96$1,273.3221.2%
      Apartment Rent $686.00$949.0027.7%


      ItemHanoverNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.86$2.5910.4%
      Tire Balancing $45.00$48.908.0%


      ItemHanoverNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$151.92$167.609.4%
      Phone $177.97$163.428.9%
      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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      Source: The Hanover, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.