Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Summary of cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana

Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,553
Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,743
Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana is cheaper than in 82% of cities in USA (56 out of 68)
Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana is cheaper than in 81% of cities in N. America (65 out of 80)
Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana is more expensive than in 54% of cities in the World (138 out of 301)

List of prices in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.55
12 eggs, large $1.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.57
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.82
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,406
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $861
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $182
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,006
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $591
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $96
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $40
40” flat screen TV $286
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $172
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $73
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $98
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,267
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.69
Monthly ticket public transport $59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $21
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $102
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.13
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.17
Tube of toothpaste $1.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $128
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.31
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district $33
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.88
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 373 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2019

Indianapolis position in our World Ranking

the world
138th
out of 301
n. america
65th
out of 80
usa
56th
out of 68

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n. america
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