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Overall 6%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 24%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; 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.
IndexScipioIndianaNational
Cost of living9488100
Goods & Services10595100
Groceries9992100
Health care9894100
Housing7672100
Transportation10097100
Utilities9497100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Scipio is 6% higher than the Indiana average
  • The cost of living in Scipio is 6% lower than the national average
  • Scipio housing is 24% 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$41,563$3,464$970$1,247
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemScipioNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.78$18.6216.9%
      Beauty Salon $40.22$39.053.0%
      Toothpaste $1.87$2.3420.3%
      Shampoo $0.97$1.068.5%
      Movie $10.84$10.681.5%
      Bowling $16.80$14.6714.5%

      Groceries

      ItemScipioNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.50$4.226.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.57$1.3913.0%
      Milk $1.39$2.0532.2%
      Potatoes $3.17$3.293.7%
      Pizza $11.32$10.626.6%
      Beer $9.05$9.383.5%

      Health Care

      ItemScipioNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $132.05$108.5721.6%
      Doctor $100.00$116.1713.9%
      Dentist $98.07$99.131.1%
      Ibuprofen $8.86$9.688.4%
      Lipitor $499.06$466.926.9%

      Housing

      ItemScipioNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $140,600.00$184,700.0023.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,094.91$1,197.428.6%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemScipioNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.29$2.222.9%
      Tire Balancing $45.48$50.079.2%

      Utilities

      ItemScipioNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$147.72$167.6711.9%
      Phone $184.27$175.644.9%
      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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      Elizabethtown, IN49386-14%
      Clifford, IN21486-14%
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      Source: The Scipio, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.