According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Portage has an overall cost of living index of 99 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Indiana, Portage has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Indiana's index of 89.
The standard of living in Portage ranks as #3078 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Portage ranks as the #3329 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.
|Living Expense||Portage||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. Portage||Valparaiso, IN||32,916||103||1.0x||Crown Point, IN||29,368||99||1.0x||Lansing, IL||28,141||98||1.0x||Munster, IN||22,840||109||1.1x||Griffith, IN||16,377||98||1.0x||Dyer, IN||16,006||106||1.1x||Chesterton, IN||13,899||103||1.0x||Lake Station, IN||12,059||92||0.9x||Lynwood, IL||9,316||101||1.0x||Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN||7,243||107||1.1x|