Muncie, IN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
74
Muncie's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average
3 out of 126
In Indiana
37 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Muncie is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Muncie, IN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Muncie has an overall cost of living index of 74 which is 0.7x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Indiana, Muncie has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Indiana's index of 89.

The standard of living in Muncie ranks as #37 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Muncie ranks as the #6,369 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.

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Muncie Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Muncie Indiana National Average
Overall 74 89 100
Services 81 97 100
Groceries 93 92 100
Health 76 94 100
Housing 48 72 100
Transportation 91 100 100
Utilities 91 99 100
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Muncie Cost of Living Vs. IN

Muncie, 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.

$73,500
Median Home Value
$722
Median Rent
$33,944
Median Income
Statistic Muncie Indiana United States
Median Home Value $73,500 $141,700 $217,500
Median Rent $722 $826 $1,062
Median Income $33,944 $56,303 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Muncie Services Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Muncie Indiana
Shampoo $0.87 $1.01
Movie $6.02 $10.72
Bowling $3.49 $13.86

Detailed Muncie Groceries Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Muncie Indiana
Ground Beef $3.52 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.22 $1.4
Milk $1.59 $1.96

Detailed Muncie Health Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Muncie Indiana
Haircut $11.07 $17.49
Beauty Salon $25.07 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.93 $2.32

Detailed Muncie Transportation Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Muncie Indiana
Potatoes $2.65 $3.18
Pizza $8.0 $10.39
Beer $8.29 $9.23
Optometrist $49.75 $106.34
Doctor $65.15 $115.25
Dentist $70.01 $98.38

Detailed Muncie Utilities Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Muncie Indiana
Gasoline $2.21 $2.59
Tire Balancing $35.4 $48.9
All Electricity $142.37 $167.6
Phone $27.84 $163.42

Muncie SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Muncie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Muncie
Carmel, IN 97,464 114 1.5x
Fishers, IN 88,717 105 1.4x
Noblesville, IN 63,071 98 1.3x
Lawrence, IN 48,699 90 1.2x
Westfield, IN 39,610 105 1.4x
Zionsville, IN 27,463 119 1.6x
Greenville, OH 12,766 76 1.0x
Middletown, KY 7,891 101 1.4x
Union, OH 6,628 89 1.2x
Union, KY 5,910 112 1.5x

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