Portage, IN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Portage'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 Portage is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Portage, IN?

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.

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Portage Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Portage Indiana National Average
Overall 99 89 100
Services 109 97 100
Groceries 104 92 100
Health 100 94 100
Housing 80 72 100
Transportation 125 100 100
Utilities 93 99 100
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Portage Cost of Living Vs. IN

Portage, 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 Portage Indiana United States
Median Home Value $144,900 $135,400 $204,900
Median Rent $896 $807 $1,023
Median Income $54,245 $54,325 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Portage

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

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