Merrillville, IN Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
101
Merrillville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
108 out of 124
In Indiana
3,263 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 Merrillville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Merrillville, IN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Merrillville has an overall cost of living index of 101 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Indiana, Merrillville has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Indiana's index of 86.

The standard of living in Merrillville ranks as #3,263 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Merrillville ranks as the #3,156 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.

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Merrillville Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Merrillville Indiana National Average
Overall 101 86 100
Services 114 93 100
Groceries 107 93 100
Health 100 94 100
Housing 80 74 100
Transportation 112 95 100
Utilities 91 96 100
For more reading on cost of living around Indiana, check out:
Merrillville Cost of Living Vs. IN

Merrillville, 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.

$140,600
Median Home Value
$1,075
Median Rent
$63,381
Median Income
Statistic Merrillville Indiana United States
Median Home Value $140,600 $148,900 $229,800
Median Rent $1,075 $844 $1,096
Median Income $63,381 $58,235 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Merrillville Services Costs Vs. Indiana

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

Detailed Merrillville Groceries Costs Vs. Indiana

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

Detailed Merrillville Health Costs Vs. Indiana

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

Detailed Merrillville Transportation Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Merrillville 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 Merrillville Utilities Costs Vs. Indiana

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

Merrillville SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
7
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Merrillville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Merrillville
Crown Point, IN 30,372 99 1.0x
Schererville, IN 28,559 110 1.1x
Hobart, IN 28,120 99 1.0x
Lansing, IL 27,614 98 1.0x
Dolton, IL 22,487 99 1.0x
South Holland, IL 21,451 106 1.0x
Park Forest, IL 20,715 87 0.9x
Homewood, IL 18,656 98 1.0x
St. John, IN 18,382 108 1.1x
Griffith, IN 16,198 98 1.0x

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