Wabash, IN Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
80
Wabash's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
12 out of 126
In Indiana
226 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 Wabash is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wabash, IN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wabash has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Indiana, Wabash has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Indiana's index of 89.

The standard of living in Wabash ranks as #226 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Indiana. By definition, that implies Wabash ranks as the #6,180 most expensive place in the Hoosier State.

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Wabash Cost Of Living Vs. Indiana

Living Expense Wabash Indiana National Average
Overall 80 89 100
Services 90 97 100
Groceries 89 92 100
Health 103 94 100
Housing 49 72 100
Transportation 97 100 100
Utilities 99 99 100
For more reading on cost of living around Indiana, check out:
Wabash Cost of Living Vs. IN

Wabash, 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.

$82,400
Median Home Value
$663
Median Rent
$44,973
Median Income
Statistic Wabash Indiana United States
Median Home Value $82,400 $141,700 $217,500
Median Rent $663 $826 $1,062
Median Income $44,973 $56,303 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.8x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Wabash Services Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Wabash Indiana
Shampoo $0.88 $1.01
Movie $5.99 $10.72
Bowling $10.0 $13.86

Detailed Wabash Groceries Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Wabash Indiana
Ground Beef $3.75 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.28 $1.4
Milk $1.24 $1.96

Detailed Wabash Health Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Wabash Indiana
Haircut $16.99 $17.49
Beauty Salon $26.66 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.1 $2.32

Detailed Wabash Transportation Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Wabash Indiana
Potatoes $2.79 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.65 $9.23
Optometrist $134.67 $106.34
Doctor $125.33 $115.25
Dentist $95.67 $98.38

Detailed Wabash Utilities Costs Vs. Indiana

Item Wabash Indiana
Gasoline $2.84 $2.59
Tire Balancing $38.96 $48.9
All Electricity $163.77 $167.6
Phone $181.42 $163.42

Wabash SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wabash

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wabash
Fort Wayne, IN 265,752 84 1.1x
Kokomo, IN 58,145 81 1.0x
Huntington, IN 17,067 81 1.0x
New Haven, IN 16,279 84 1.1x
Warsaw, IN 15,458 92 1.1x
Peru, IN 11,584 78 1.0x
Decatur, IN 9,863 81 1.0x
Nappanee, IN 7,033 90 1.1x
North Manchester, IN 5,710 83 1.0x
Monticello, IN 5,262 85 1.1x

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