Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Summary of cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,324
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,265
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Indianapolis, Indiana
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.09
12 eggs, large $4.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.07
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,841
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,260
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $169
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,316
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,013
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $79
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $40
40” flat screen tv $316
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $28
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $50
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $95
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $22
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $104
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.59
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.24
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.16
Tube of toothpaste $1.81
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $111
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $84
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $365
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.38
1 month of gym membership in business district $48
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 188 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

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