According to the most recent data on the cost of living, East Chicago has an overall cost of living index of 92 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Indiana, East Chicago has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Indiana's index of 86.
The standard of living in East Chicago ranks as #1,974 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies East Chicago ranks as the #4,444 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.
|Living Expense||East Chicago||Indiana||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Indiana, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. East Chicago|
|Tinley Park, IL||56,082||105||1.1x|
|Oak Forest, IL||27,403||99||1.1x|
|Evergreen Park, IL||19,290||104||1.1x|