Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.87
12 eggs, large $2.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.19
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.47
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.57
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,573
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $211
Internet 8MB (1 month) $45
40” flat screen TV $513
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $40
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $71
1 pair of leather business shoes $79
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,746
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.76
Monthly ticket public transport $43
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.79
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.85
Tube of toothpaste $1.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $33
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $152
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Capuccino in expat area of the city $4.78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.17
iPod nano 16GB $132
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.26
1 month of gym membership in business district $29
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.33
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Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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