Waveland 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.
IndexWavelandIndianaNational
Cost of living index8589100
IndexWavelandIndianaNational
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index9594100
Health care index9693100
Housing index4972100
Transportation index9796100
Utilities index11394100
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  • The cost of living in Waveland is 4% lower than the Indiana average.
  • The cost of living in Waveland is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waveland is 51% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$50,208$4,184$1,171$1,506
Renters$26,875$2,240$627$806

Indiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Indiana7%7%

Indiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Indiana3.3%3.3%

Goods & Services

ItemWavelandNational 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%

Groceries

ItemWavelandNational 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

ItemWavelandNational 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%

Housing

ItemWavelandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $67,200.00$184,700.0063.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.19$1,202.4432.5%
Apartment Rent $750.00$949.0021.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWavelandNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Alamo, IN5775-25%
Van Bibber Lake, IN42678-22%
Wallace, IN11881-19%
Bloomingdale, IN28984-16%
Marshall, IN29584-16%
Waveland, IN31185-15%

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Ardentown, DE31112222%
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Buffalo, SD31184-16%
South Solon, OH31185-15%
Waveland, IN31185-15%
Source: The Waveland, IN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.