Griffith, IN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Griffith's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Griffith is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Griffith, IN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Griffith has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Indiana, Griffith has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Indiana's index of 89.

The standard of living in Griffith ranks as #2953 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Griffith ranks as the #3453 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.

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Griffith Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Griffith Indiana National Average
Overall 98 89 100
Services 109 97 100
Groceries 104 92 100
Health 100 94 100
Housing 77 72 100
Transportation 125 100 100
Utilities 93 99 100
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Griffith, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Griffith Indiana United States
Median Home Value $137,700 $135,400 $204,900
Median Rent $889 $807 $1,023
Median Income $61,782 $54,325 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Griffith

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Griffith
Hammond, IN 77,071 93 0.9x
Gary, IN 76,677 90 0.9x
Tinley Park, IL 56,898 106 1.1x
Merrillville, IN 35,032 99 1.0x
Schererville, IN 28,698 108 1.1x
Lansing, IL 28,141 98 1.0x
Oak Forest, IL 27,843 100 1.0x
Munster, IN 22,840 109 1.1x
South Holland, IL 21,866 106 1.1x
Evergreen Park, IL 19,666 105 1.1x

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