Martinsville 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 index8789100
Goods & Services index10497100
Groceries index9692100
Health care index8894100
Housing index5872100
Transportation index101100100
Utilities index9599100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Martinsville, IN is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Martinsville, IN enjoy a cost of living index of 87. This index is 2% lower than the Indiana average, and 13% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Martinsville, IN, the average cost of goods and services is 7% higher than it is in Indiana, and it is 4% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Martinsville is 2% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Martinsville is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Martinsville is 42% 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

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      One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Martinsville, IN by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Martinsville, IN have a median income of $54,016. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,260 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $28,346, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $661.

      Indiana Sales 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 Martinsville, 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 3.23% to 3.23%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemMartinsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.11$17.492.2%
      Beauty Salon $39.32$38.173.0%
      Toothpaste $2.64$2.3213.5%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.017.5%
      Movie $10.54$10.721.7%
      Bowling $4.98$13.8664.1%


      ItemMartinsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.78$3.903.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4019.2%
      Milk $1.83$1.966.6%
      Potatoes $2.93$3.187.9%
      Pizza $10.00$10.393.8%
      Beer $8.40$9.239.0%

      Health Care

      ItemMartinsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $120.23$106.3413.1%
      Doctor $75.18$115.2534.8%
      Dentist $81.51$98.3817.1%
      Ibuprofen $8.93$9.263.6%
      Lipitor $436.30$466.476.5%


      ItemMartinsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $93,900.00$184,700.0049.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.19$1,273.3219.0%
      Apartment Rent $697.00$949.0026.6%


      ItemMartinsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.35$2.599.3%
      Tire Balancing $42.74$48.9012.6%


      ItemMartinsvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$150.52$167.6010.2%
      Phone $28.90$163.4282.3%
      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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      Source: The Martinsville, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.