Gary, IN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
91
Gary's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
76 out of 124
In Indiana
1,804 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Gary is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Gary, IN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Gary has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Indiana, Gary has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Indiana's index of 86.

The standard of living in Gary ranks as #1,804 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Gary ranks as the #4,614 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.

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Gary Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Gary Indiana National Average
Overall 91 86 100
Services 115 93 100
Groceries 107 93 100
Health 100 94 100
Housing 46 74 100
Transportation 113 95 100
Utilities 94 96 100
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Gary Cost of Living Vs. IN

Gary, IN Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$68,400
Median Home Value
$792
Median Rent
$31,315
Median Income
Statistic Gary Indiana United States
Median Home Value $68,400 $148,900 $229,800
Median Rent $792 $844 $1,096
Median Income $31,315 $58,235 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Gary Services Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Gary Indiana
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Gary Groceries Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Gary Indiana
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed Gary Health Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Gary Indiana
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Gary Transportation Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Gary Indiana
Potatoes $3.23 $3.29
Pizza $12.0 $10.62
Beer $8.61 $9.38
Optometrist $96.76 $108.57
Doctor $104.96 $116.17
Dentist $101.82 $99.13

Detailed Gary Utilities Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Gary Indiana
Gasoline $2.51 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.85 $50.07
All Electricity $131.89 $167.67
Phone $203.16 $175.64

Gary SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Gary

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Gary
Hammond, IN 76,141 95 1.0x
Portage, IN 36,524 101 1.1x
Merrillville, IN 34,871 101 1.1x
Hobart, IN 28,120 99 1.1x
East Chicago, IN 28,044 92 1.0x
Lansing, IL 27,614 98 1.1x
South Holland, IL 21,451 106 1.2x
Homewood, IL 18,656 98 1.1x
Country Club Hills, IL 16,564 97 1.1x
Griffith, IN 16,198 98 1.1x

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